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Promoting the Quality of Asynchronous Discussions – A Systematic Approach
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, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Online discussions nowadays are readily accessible in university courses due to campus-wide integration of online learning management systems such as blackboard. The online discussion provides convenience and flexibility for students to participate in discussions. Nevertheless, anytime and anywhere access is no guarantee of the quality of discussions. Research showed that student discussions often lacked critical components. This paper discusses a systematic approach in improving the quality of discussions by designing an online community of inquiry with Activity Theory as the framework.

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Wang, Y.m. (2009). Promoting the Quality of Asynchronous Discussions – A Systematic Approach. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3013-3014). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 9, 2020 from .

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