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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-022-01-0124


Analyzing Communication Dimensions in a Ubiquitous Learning Environment

Dilek Karahoca (Bahcesehir University, Turkey)

Adem Karahoca (Bahcesehir University, Turkey)

Ay├ža Kurnaz (Bahcesehir University, Turkey)

Abstract: This study aims to investigate certain communication dimensions to assess the impact of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) tendencies of students on ubiquitous environments. Communication dimensions were determined as message content, message interaction, semantic of message, emotional situation, and security. Message content was used as a determiner indicator to measure the effectiveness of communication methods in ubiquitous environments. The effects on the inclination to communicate in ubiquitous learning environments are explained in detail with Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). Message interaction, semantic of message, and security all have a great impact on the adoption of message content; therefore, they promote students' engagement through ubiquitous learning. According to the correlation values, we observed that the user is prone to participate in CMC if the message is meaningful, replied to immediately, sent from someone that looks familiar and sent to the right person.

Keywords: CMC, LMS, PLS-SEM, computer-supported cooperative work, ubiquitous learning

Categories: C.0, D.1.7, H.2