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A Conversation Tool: Organizing Asynchronous Discussions By Meaning Rather Than Thread
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, University of New Mexico, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Asynchronous discussions form the most common type of instructional communication in online courses and can be used as an important social learning environment. The tool most commonly used is some type of threaded discussion. Problems and limitations of threaded discussion tools are identified. Most significant are that threaded discussions were not designed specifically for educational contexts nor are they based on any cognitive or learning theories. Presented here is a discussion tool, based on conversation theory, which organizes discussion topics by meaning rather than by thread.

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Jaderlund, E. (2007). A Conversation Tool: Organizing Asynchronous Discussions By Meaning Rather Than Thread. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3353-3358). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2022 from .

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