ERIC Number: ED463724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Promoting Durable Knowledge Construction through Online Discussion.
Knowlton, Dave S.
This paper provides practical advice for making online discussions educationally durable. This advice focuses on all stages of online discussions from designing the assignment guidelines through summative evaluation. While this practical advice is grounded in the author's experience, it is more substantively grounded in a framework defining durable knowledge construction. Topics addressed include: a definition of durable knowledge construction; durability of learning; knowledge construction; designing online discussions; specified elements within a discussion question; questions that promote durable knowledge construction; facilitating online discussion; models for facilitating online discussions (i.e., the traditional model, the discussant model, and the self-analysis model); evaluating students' contributions to online discussions; delineating evaluation criteria; broadening the powers of evaluation through self evaluation and peer evaluation. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Group Discussion, Instructional Design, Models
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/11.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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