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ERIC Number: EJ1017129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Transforming Interaction and Social Presence through Course Design: Authentic Implementation of Threaded Discussion Tools
Pierce, Richard
International Journal on E-Learning, v12 n3 p273-285 Jun 2013
This study investigated course design factors influencing social presence and the development of ICT self-efficacy. Instructional design factors that promoted authentic uses of threaded discussions as a vehicle to establish social presence, self-directed learning and cooperative learning resulted in 900 posts in a semester, when no posts were required. Authentic uses of the threaded discussion tool provided an important dimension to the socially constructed knowledge for students with lower ICT self-efficacy in an online class.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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