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ERIC Number: EJ859826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Guided Inquiry and Social Collaboration in an Online Classroom
Lunsford, Eddie
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v34 n2 p12-21 Dec 2008
The topic of inquiry is explored in an online freshman level introductory biology course for non-majors. The research took place in a distance learning program at a small community college in the Southeast. Students in the course were required to complete an extended guided inquiry in their homes and to communicate about their work by way of the class discussion board. Extensive social collaboration among the members of the class is documented. The students' work is analyzed qualitatively in terms of their research questions, hypotheses and process skills. A consideration of how the students evaluated the scientific validity of their own work is included. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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