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ERIC Number: EJ1084692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Design and Cognitive Level of Student Dialogue in Secondary School Online Courses
Dubuclet, Keisha Smith; Lou, Yiping; MacGregor, Kim
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n4 p283-296 2015
This study investigated the impact of discussion forum design and facilitative strategies on student participation and cognitive levels of student dialogue. A multiple-case study design was used. Three online classes taught by the same instructor participated (n = 55). Data were collected from observations, discussion transcripts, and teacher interviews. Results from content analysis of the discussion transcripts showed that the teacher's role in online discussions is influential in student participation and learning. Instructional strategies such as participation requirements and question design were related to an increase in participation and cognitive levels of student dialogue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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