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Building the Community of Inquiry through Asynchronous Online Discussions
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, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

To promote student higher order learning in asynchronous online discussions, it is essential that the discussion is carried out in the context of the community of inquiry. The major purpose of implementing online discussions in university courses is to extend opportunities for student higher order learning. It is hoped that students gain better understanding of course content through reflective dialogues. The online discussion allows anytime and anywhere communications, and is a unique communication tool to increase student-to-student and student-to-teacher interactions. This study reports our experiences in designing the community of inquiry through the asynchronous online discussion, implementing our design in a university course, and empirically investigating our design.

Citation

Wang, Y.m. (2007). Building the Community of Inquiry through Asynchronous Online Discussions. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3176-3177). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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