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dc.contributor.authorYang, Jingyu
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-04T21:31:14Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-04T21:31:14Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/1410
dc.description.abstractIn a learning community, conventional discussion forums are integral to webbased interventions in traditional classrooms as well as on-line learning environments. Despite popular belief that they are a great success in fostering deep and meaningful discussions and support active learning; research has found that there are millions of messages posted by users to express such an opinion, but it is hard to be directly delivered to all users. Finally there are millions of postings in databases across the country stored away and never reused. This thesis introduces a PhD student’s current research work. It proposes a distributed intelligent discussion forum system dedicated to supporting both students and teachers. The system is developed with the primary goal of reducing the number of problems associated with conventional discussion forum systems in web-based environments and improving the effectiveness of dialogue between students with each other and with teachers so that it can enhance each individual student’s ability to share and learn knowledge.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectOnline learning environmentsen_US
dc.subjectInternet discussion forumsen_US
dc.subjectDistance educationen_US
dc.subjectInformation systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences::280100 Information Systems::280105 Interfaces and presentation (excl. 280104)en_US
dc.titleImproving effectiveness of dialogue in learning communities : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Ph. D. in Information Systems at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US


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