Social patterns in mobile technology mediated collaboration among members of the professional distance education community

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The aim of this study was to identify social patterns in mobile technology mediated
collaboration among distributed members of the professional distance education community.
Ten participants worked for 12 weeks designing a master’s programme in information
sciences. The participants’ mobile technology usage activity and interview data were first
analyzed to get an overview of the density and distribution of collaboration at individual and
community levels. Second, the results of the social network analyses were interpreted to
explore how different social network patterns of relationships affect online and offline
interactions. Third, qualitative descriptions of participant teamwork were analyzed to provide
practical examples and explanations. Overall, the analyses revealed nonparticipative
behaviour within the online community. The social network analysis revealed structural holes
and sparse collaboration among participants in the offline community. It was found that due to
their separated practices in the offline community, they did not have a need for mobile
collaboration tools in their practices.

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