Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Online Courses: Best Practices Identified and Applied
MaryAnn Kolloff, Fred Kolloff, Paula Jones, Eastern Kentucky University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this paper is to identify and summarize the best practices associated with designing instruction that helps to build the critical thinking skills for online students. Selected literature related to building critical thinking skills through online environments are reviewed. Participants attending this presentation will receive a summative list of best practices identified in current research. Furthermore, this report will provide at least two examples of instruction from online courses at one south-eastern university that reflect the best practices noted for developing critical thinking skills for both undergraduate and graduate level online courses. The participants will be able to use the examples presented for developing online instruction to build student critical thinking skills.
Kolloff, M., Kolloff, F. & Jones, P. (2009). Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Online Courses: Best Practices Identified and Applied. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 414-420). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).