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ERIC Number: EJ875020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Highly Structured Virtual Discussions
Barbera, Elena
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v7 n1 p1-12 2006
This article presents research based on highly structured and self-managed discussions in the university context. The main question answered by this study is about the value and effectiveness of these virtual tools for teaching and learning, in terms of the types of knowledge built and the relationship between this knowledge and the academic contents offered. The results highlight the importance of the structural part of the discussions in virtual contexts and the vital role played by teachers at particular times during these discussions. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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