Using E-Learning Dialogues Within a Blended Learning Environment
Eileen Webb, Alan Jones, Philip Barker, School of Computing, University of Teesside, United Kingdom ; Paul van Schaik, School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: This paper recognises the e-learning strategies of many institutions, and links work done with regard to the development of effective online learning communities and the promotion of dialogue to the research into blended learning environments. The technology to support e-learning dialogue is readily available, but design of the dialogue structures and understanding of learners' online communication behaviour requires further investigation. This study reports on the use of asynchronous discussion forums to support online dialogue in undergraduate learning and teaching in two groups of students, operating within a blended learning environment. Initial empirical evidence, obtained from online communication behaviour data and assessment results, is presented to support a positive association between students' participation in e-learning dialogues and learning outcomes.
Webb, E., Jones, A., Barker, P. & van Schaik, P. (2004). Using E-Learning Dialogues Within a Blended Learning Environment. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2790-2796). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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