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Online Writing as a Form of Electronic Communication in a Second Year Biology Course PROCEEDINGS

, University of Georgia at Athens, United States ; , Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper considers student use of an online discussion forum in a second year Biology course and how that participation may be an indicator of increased student success in the course. The authors discuss how participation in the online discussion forum is a form of public writing in which the students need to have an understanding of the topic about which they are writing. It is this practice of writing with a clear understanding that may increase students' success in the course and not simply the use of online communications.

Citation

Barbour, M. & Collins, M. (2003). Online Writing as a Form of Electronic Communication in a Second Year Biology Course. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1491-1494). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 20, 2018 from .

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