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ERIC Number: EJ864050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Increasing Moral Reasoning Skills through Online Discussions
Cain, Jeff; Smith, Doug
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n2 p149-163 2009
This study examined the effects that online asynchronous dilemma discussions have on moral reasoning scores of pharmacy students. In contrast to face-to-face group discussions, asynchronous threaded discussions afford all participants time to reflect and respond during discussions. Anonymity features may lessen inhibitions in responding critically to others and engaging in sensitive discussions. Moral reasoning scores of participants in the online and online with anonymity discussion groups significantly increased over time; however, those gains were not significantly different from the traditional discussion and control groups. Asynchronous online discussion strategies may be useful for increasing moral reasoning skills in distance education settings. (Contains 2 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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