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ERIC Number: EJ1009745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Enhancing Discussions in the Asynchronous Online Classroom: The Lack of Face-to-Face Interaction Does Not Lessen the Lesson
Comer, Debra R.; Lenaghan, Janet A.
Journal of Management Education, v37 n2 p261-294 Apr 2013
This article addresses educators' concerns about using asynchronous online discussions in lieu of face-to-face discussions. Drawing from research on asynchronous online education and Bloom's taxonomy, the authors introduce the system of "original examples" and "value-added comments" that they have developed to promote engaging and meaningful discussions in which students learn course material from one another. The authors describe how to integrate this system into an online course and provide guidelines for instructor facilitation. They offer evidence that online asynchronous discussions facilitate students' learning and may be more inclusive than face-to-face discussions for some students. Finally, the authors share their observations and suggestions for implementation. (Contains 2 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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