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Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Highly Structured Virtual Discussions

Quarterly Review of Distance Education Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 1528-3518


This article presents research based on highly structured and self-managed discussions in the university context. The main question answered by this study is about the value and effectiveness of these virtual tools for teaching and learning, in terms of the types of knowledge built and the relationship between this knowledge and the academic contents offered. The results highlight the importance of the structural part of the discussions in virtual contexts and the vital role played by teachers at particular times during these discussions. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)


Barbera, E. (2006). Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Highly Structured Virtual Discussions. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 7(1), 1-12. Retrieved October 30, 2020 from .

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