A1 Journal article (refereed)
Dialogicality in making sense of online collaborative interaction : a conceptual perspective (2021)

Arvaja, M., & Hämäläinen, R. (2021). Dialogicality in making sense of online collaborative interaction : a conceptual perspective. Internet and Higher Education, 48, Article 100771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2020.100771

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Arvaja, Maarit; Hämäläinen, Raija

Journal or series: Internet and Higher Education

ISSN: 1096-7516

eISSN: 1873-5525

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 48

Article number: 100771

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2020.100771

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71985


In higher education, learning activities increasingly take place in online collaborative groups. In this conceptual paper, we explore online collaborative interaction from the perspective of dialogicality. We aim to reconceptualize the notion of “productive interaction” and the typical focus of its research by turning attention to the dialogic features of collaborative interaction, especially the notions of alterity, dialogic attitude, and dialogic orientation. In relation to this, we offer a contextual perspective on collaborative interaction. Relying on data from an online university course, we conceptually analyze specified components of dialogicality. This article illustrates and explores the conceptual framework that connects different contexts in dialogic meaning-making. We also discuss our conceptual and empirical exploration from the pedagogical perspective.

Keywords: collaborative learning; social interaction; interaction; higher education (teaching); studies in an institution of higher education; online teaching; online study

Free keywords: collaborative interaction; collaborative learning; dialogicality; higher education; online learning

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 2

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