ERIC Number: EJ934544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Interaction and the Online Distance Classroom: Do Instructional Methods Effect the Quality of Interaction?
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v23 n2-3 p143-156 Dec 2011
In this special issue, I bring together two studies to provide a comprehensive overview on diverse and interactive instructional methods aimed to facilitate higher levels of learning. One study explored the effects of group interaction using different instructional strategies focusing on the learning "process" using the Community of Inquiry framework. The other study investigated the effects of group interaction using different instructional strategies focusing on learning "products" using the SOLO taxonomy. The outcomes of both studies were consistent in revealing that certain kinds of instructional strategies have more effective interactions, resulting in facilitating higher levels of learning.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Group Dynamics, Interaction, Inquiry, Classification, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Virtual Classrooms, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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