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Coding Electronic Discussion to Promote Critical Thinking: A Cross-Curricular Teacher Education Approach PROCEEDINGS

, , , Acadia University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada offers unparalleled opportunities to conduct action research on the innovative use of instructional technologies. This laptop institution (the first in Canada) supplies some 4000 students with anytime-anywhere campus access through the use of networked A20m IBM laptop computers. The School of Education, as a teacher training facility, is particularly interested in the pedagogical applications of computers to classrooms. This paper provides the framework for an institutional session on the evolving use of electronic discussion groups.

Citation

Pelletier, J., Brown, M. & MacKinnon, G. (2002). Coding Electronic Discussion to Promote Critical Thinking: A Cross-Curricular Teacher Education Approach. In D. Willis et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 1372-1374). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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