Using Threaded Discussions to Facilitate Conversation Among Students: An Examination of Advantages and Disadvantages

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Alexis E. W. Mayfield, University of South Alabama, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Oct 18, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9

Abstract

Abstract: Online instruction has quickly become an expected medium for delivery of instruction in higher education environments. Though it is often implemented, preference for this instructional environment varies. There have been many arguments proffered both for and against online instruction. Often, the focal point of the arguments is the interpersonal relationship of the participants in the instructional environment; that is, the scholarly exchange of ideas among the students as well as guidance and input from the instructor. This paper focuses on one online instructional component intended to facilitate conversation - threaded discussions.

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E. W. Mayfield, A. (2010). Using Threaded Discussions to Facilitate Conversation Among Students: An Examination of Advantages and Disadvantages. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 74-79). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved August 30, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/35513.


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