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ERIC Number: EJ874996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Deep Learning: The Knowledge, Methods and Cognition Process in Instructor-Led Online Discussion
Havard, Byron; Du, Jianxia; Olinzock, Anthony
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v6 n2 p125-135 2005
A structure for online discussion within a framework for deep learning provides three strategies for dynamic online discussion; flexible peer, structured topic, and collaborative task discussion. This article examines the discussion structure and the three separate roles demonstrated by the instructor in the promotion of deep learning through the use of online discussion. The roles of the instructor are critical in the implementation of discussion strategies and design of student tasks for significant learning in online collaborative environments. This article has theoretical and practical implications for instructors in designing and facilitating asynchronous and synchronous discussion. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Mississippi; Tennessee