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MS in Literacy Education
The goal of this study is to examine the differences in student discourse and persona in an online book club and a face-to-face book club. Data was collected in the form of questionnaires, field notes, and transcripts of both online and face-to-face literature discussions. The study reveals that there are various differences in student discourse when using an online discussion platform. When using a virtual book club, there are obstacles that impact student participation, students’ behavior and interaction changes and students utilize a form of netspeak to communicate in an online setting. The implications of this study can assist educators in implementing virtual book clubs in their own classrooms.
Zornow, Alexandra, "Using Book Clubs to Study the Difference in Student Discourse and Persona in Face-to-Face Versus Online Discussion of Literature" (2014). Education Masters. Paper 337.
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