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Web-Based Educational Discussion Forums in a College Undergraduate Program Setting: the Case of Alfamat
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, , Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal ; , , University of Minho, Portugal

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In this paper we talk about a particular web-based learning environment, alfamat, which was used as a mediator in educational discussion forums that took place in college undergraduate program settings. We will focus on a group of Portuguese prospective mathematics teachers?perspectives about some of alfamat?s characteristics as well as on its usage and consequent implications for their learning. Some special features stand out: interaction as a mediator of students?reflection and sharing of ideas about subject matters; interaction as a catalyst of students?performance; interaction as a means for rethinking and reformulating individual ideas based upon others?ideas and experiences.

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Miranda, L., Morais, C., Dias, P. & Almeida, C. (2005). Web-Based Educational Discussion Forums in a College Undergraduate Program Setting: the Case of Alfamat. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3269-3274). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 4, 2022 from .

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