Interaction in Online Courses for Teacher Education: Subject Matter and Pedagogy Article
Raven McCrory, Ralph Putnam, Michigan State University, United States ; Amanda Jansen, University of Delaware, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 16, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
This article explores results from a research project studying teacher learning and faculty teaching in two online courses for teachers in a master's degree program. We focus on the interactions among students in online small-group discussions. We argue that three aspects of the online courses impact the way students enter into discussions online, and consequently, what they have opportunities to learn: (a) the subject matter itself, (b) the representations and media through which the subject matter is engaged, and (c) the tasks students are asked to carry out online. In addition, we argue that students' disposition to engage in constructive discourse (or not) is an important and only partly controll :able factor in what happens in online discussion.
McCrory, R., Putnam, R. & Jansen, A. (2008). Interaction in Online Courses for Teacher Education: Subject Matter and Pedagogy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 16(2), 155-180. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved January 18, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/23570/.
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