Student Expertise and Student Support Increase Performance
David Hofmeister, Indiana State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The use of discussion boards in distance education courses continues to provide students with powerful occasions to interact with one another in meaningful dialogues about course content. When the content is centered on the production of instructional materials and using computers, discussion boards are: an FAQ environment, support system, and surprisingly a place where students share expertise and encourage others to reach higher levels of learning than expected. Clearly the potential of the Internet for communication is realized as students guide one another to free software programs that can greatly enhance student projects.
Hofmeister, D. (2004). Student Expertise and Student Support Increase Performance. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 484-486). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).