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ERIC Number: EJ855456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 122
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Using Research on Learning from Text to Inform Online Discussion
Gao, Fei; Putnam, Ralph T.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v41 n1 p1-37 2009
Drawing on research literature on online discussion and on reading and learning from the text, we argue that research on learning from text has much to offer but has been largely absent in informing the design and study of online learning environments. We propose several key issues to be considered in research and development of online discussion, and a framework for examining the goals and features of online discussions. We then report on an exploratory study of an online discussion environment informed by this framework. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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