Effects of CMC on Student Participation Patterns in a Foreign Language Learning Environment
In this paper, we describe a study examining how communication patterns compare between a traditional foreign language learning classroom and a synchronous, text-based CMC environment. We present suggesting that conversation patterns change significantly when discussions move online. The slight time delay in composing replies and the development of a sense of community seem to be important mechanisms leading to this change.
James M. Hudson , Amy Bruckman
Hudson, James and Amy Bruckman (2001). "Effects of CMC on Student Participation Patterns in a Foreign Language Learning Environment." Short talk, Proceedings of CHI 2001. Seattle, WA, April 2001, pp. 263-4. (23% acceptance rate)