Creating interaction in online learning: a case study

Downing, Kevin and Lam, Tsz‐fung and Kwong, Theresa and Downing, Woo‐kyung and Chan, Sui‐wah (2007) Creating interaction in online learning: a case study. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 15 (3). pp. 201-215. ISSN 0968-7769 (print)/1741-1629 (online)

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    This paper uses the case‐study method to examine detailed data related to student and tutor usage of an asynchronous discussion board as an interactive communication forum during a first‐semester associate degree course in applied psychology at the City University of Hong Kong. The paper identifies ‘what works’ in relation to discussion board use, demonstrating how students might gradually create an online community of their own, but only if prompted in a timely and appropriate way by the course structure. It also identifies three distinct phases in online interaction and suggests these might, to some extent, be mediated by assessment tasks.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2009 15:00
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:01

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