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Practices of Using Discussion Board as an Assessment Tool in Online Learning Environment PROCEEDINGS

, Penn State University, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Discussion board is an integral part of online courses. It has a great potential for supporting teaching, enhancing learning, and facilitating assessment. This study is to examine how the discussion board is used in online learning environment as assessment tool. Several practices in existing studies of using discussion board to assess students' learning are reviewed. The purposes, implementation methods, and assessment focuses are compared and contrasted among each practice. The practical issues of using discussion board as assessment tool are also discussed.

Citation

Yang, Y. (2004). Practices of Using Discussion Board as an Assessment Tool in Online Learning Environment. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (pp. 1577-1582). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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