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ERIC Number: EJ858314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Student-Led Facilitation Strategies in Online Discussions
Baran, Evrim; Correia, Ana-Paula
Distance Education, v30 n3 p339-361 Nov 2009
This study explored student-led facilitation strategies used to overcome the challenges of instructor-dominated facilitation, enhance the sense of learning community, and encourage student participation in online discussions. It presents a series of cases of students' facilitation strategies and using qualitative data analysis of discussion threads within the naturalistic inquiry framework, identifies three facilitation strategies: inspirational; practice-oriented; and highly structured. The study shows that these facilitation strategies generated innovative ideas, motivated students to participate, and provided a risk-free and relaxed atmosphere for participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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