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Thomas, Crystal Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate whether powerful language training affected student participation, impression formation, and gender communication style in online discussions. Powerful language was defined as a lack of the use of powerless language. Participants in this study were 507 freshmen taking a first-year college…
Descriptors: Time Management, Computer Mediated Communication, Notetaking, Critical Thinking
Inman, Christopher T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's college students, "digital natives," have had digital technology at their fingertips (Rushkoff, 1996; Prensky, 2001a). Technology habits and expectations of young people are changing; the educational and business worlds have placed a focus on skills called "21st century skills," to prepare students for the digital age (Lemke, 2002). Skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups, Cooperation, Educational Technology
Boulter, Marla Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined the influence of instructor-facilitated Socratic questioning in online discussions on the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students enrolled in a proprietary institution with nonselective admissions criteria. A sample of students was purposively selected from two sections of an online introductory business course, with…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Content Analysis