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ERIC Number: EJ1237725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2042-7530
Case Studies in Instructional Design Education: Students' Communication Preferences during Online Discussions
Trespalacios, Jesús; Uribe-Flórez, Lida J.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v17 n1 p21-35 Jan 2020
The analysis of case studies is an important constructivist instructional strategy that shows potential for engaging students in asynchronous online discussions. However, little is known about the use of audio-based discussions to promote this type of analysis. Twenty-nine students from two sections enrolled in an online instructional design course participated in the study. Students from both sections had the opportunity to experience different learning activities including online case-based discussion forums using text-based (Moodle) and audio-based (VoiceThread) formats. Data from a course evaluation survey were collected and analyzed based on the diffusion of innovation theory. Results revealed that students considered the case-based discussion as the most relevant learning activity. Additionally, students preferred the text-based format over the audio-based for the discussion of case studies. Reasons for their preferences and implications for research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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