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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All authors or editorsArvaja, Maarit; Hämäläinen, Raija

Journal or seriesInternet and Higher Education



Publication year2021


Article number100771


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

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.

Keywordscollaborative learningsocial interactioninteractionhigher education (teaching)studies in an institution of higher educationonline teachingonline study

Free keywordscollaborative interaction; collaborative learning; dialogicality; higher education; online learning

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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