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Sequential order in multimodal online educational discourse

Gibson, William (2014) Sequential order in multimodal online educational discourse. Discourse and Communication, 8 (1). ISSN 1750-4813. DOI UNSPECIFIED (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the sequential ordering of multi-modal discussions in real-time online classes in postgraduate education contexts. The paper explores the ways that text and verbal talk are organised by the participants as inter-connecting modes of interaction. Focussing on Initiation, Response and Feedback sequences as an example of a form of exchange, the paper shows that the interaction was comparatively disorderly where conducted across talk and text modes. For instance, written responses to questions or to encouragement turns often overlapped with verbal answers from other students or with encouragement turns from the tutor. However, through the withholding of speech turns, the close latching of speech to written talk, and the ceasing of written turns at points where the topics or speakers changed, the participants showed a concern with re-establishing sequential order across the modalities.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: conversation analysis, sequential order, multimodal discourse, online conferencing
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 15:39
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:03
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