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ERIC Number: EJ1080836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Overcoming Barriers to Student Participation in Online Discussions
Goodell, Joanne; Yusko, Brian
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v5 n1 p77-92 2005
This paper is an analysis of the issues encountered in the process of building a community of practice amongst students through engaging in online dialogue using WebCT. The analysis is guided by an educational change framework, proposed by Goodell, Parker, and Kahle (2005), which includes Technical, Political, Cultural, Moral, and Personal dimensions. First, the analysis highlights the reasons for using WebCT. Second, the issues faced in using WebCT effectively are discussed. Finally, suggestions are offered for instructors using WebCT for the first time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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