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ERIC Number: EJ768879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
Asynchronous Discussions and Assessment in Online Learning
Vonderwell, Selma; Liang, Xin; Alderman, Kay
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v39 n3 p309-328 Spr 2007
This case study explored asynchronous online discussions, assessment processes, and the meaning students derived from their experiences in five online graduate courses at the Colleges of Education of two Midwestern higher education institutions. The findings suggest that asynchronous online discussions facilitate a multidimensional process of assessment demonstrated in the aspects of structure, self-regulatory activities, learner autonomy, learning community and student writing skills. The students valued the discussions as an essential component of their online learning. Further research is needed to understand the characteristics of online assessment, and what assessment strategies or criteria enhance assessment and learning. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A