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ERIC Number: EJ800279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Asynchronous Online Discussion on Blackboard
Yeh, Hsin-Te; Lahman, Maria
Qualitative Report, v12 n4 p680-704 Dec 2007
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand students' perceptions of using asynchronous online discussion as a learning tool. Six pre-service teachers who took a course in educational technology applications for secondary grades at a Rocky Mountain region mid-sized university were selected to be interviewed. Phenomenological data analysis was used to analyze the interview data. The interviewees' perceptions of the asynchronous online discussions centered around purposes, group size, tools for learning, advantages/disadvantages, and the instructor's role. The findings of this study provide instructors with helpful information on how students perceive asynchronous online discussion and also provide instructors with possible interventions to enhance students' motivations for participating in asynchronous online discussion. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A