ERIC Number: ED475929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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The Adventure of the Discussion Board.
This paper describes the frustration with the lack student involvement in classroom discussions regarding significant issues of the California State History Social Science Standards, specifically on politics and media. The initial use of a discussion board produced disappointing results. Very few students participated and their responses did not reveal significant insight or thought regarding the topic. However, the implementation of discussion boards using support tools to help the students guide their thinking and design their responses increased both the level and quality of student involvement when discussing the pro and con arguments of NAFTA. An appendix includes the discussion board form, sample postings on a different topic, and rubric for discussion boards. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Problems, Social Sciences, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.