Discussing Scholarly Engagement in Discussion Boards
Michelle Bartlett, Clemson Univesrity, 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
With the increases in distance education, postsecondary education is starting to adopt online teaching and learning. In a study conducted by the National Center for Career and Technical Education Research, it was found that over 75 percent of community colleges are offering some form of distance career and technical education (Johnson, Benson, Duncan, Shinkareva, Taylor, & Treat, 2004). While there are a variety of ways to deliver distance education instruction, the Internet has become the mostly widely used communication channel. There is an array of educational technology tools that allow instructors and students to communicate synchronously and asynchronously. Discussion boards, an asynchronous tool, are being used widely in a variety of courses. This paper addresses how to facilitate scholarly discussion boards
Bartlett, M. (2009). Discussing Scholarly Engagement in Discussion Boards. 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. 262-266). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).