Toward a Conversation System Modeling Research Methodology for Studying Computer-Mediated Learning Communities

September 11, 2003

A second and related problem concerns challenges about the measurement of learning processes and interactions in computer-mediated learning communities. Advances in second-order cybernetics (Krippendorff, 1991, 1994) and language pragmatics (Searle, 1969) are explored in relation to research methodology requirements for studying computer-mediated learning communities. A conversational system modeling (CSM) strategy is offered as a guide for researchers studying computer-mediated learning communities. The assumption is that learning communities are embedded in complex conversations and sociopolitical and sociocultural influences that must be addressed by research on CMC learning environments.

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