A Peek into the Life of Online Learning Discussion Forums: Implications for Web-based distance learning
Supporting quality learning in online discussion forums is an intricate task, particularly for e-tutors aspiring to facilitate vigorous interactive learning environments. I argue that the key to successful online discussion forums is the ability of e-tutors to provide learners with feedback well informed in the meaning making and knowledge advancement processes emanating from learner interactions. In this paper, a newly developed concept of providing e-tutors with the information they require is explored, exhibiting the Event Centre (EC) concept, through which tutors are able to obtain periodic “snapshots” of the occurrences throughout discussion forums, which highlight processes of meaning construction and knowledge advancement. The EC concept provides e-tutors with visual images that depict the links and routes through which participants using text messages convey meaning, construct knowledge, and create Socio-Informational networks within discussion forums.
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"Excuse me, do we put a border around it?" - the culture of learning that provides opportunities for students to learn or not learn in middle school classrooms Collins, Suzanne Elizabeth McCoomb (University of Canterbury. Education, 2005)This study examines the way that middle school students' classroom experience shapes how they learn. The ways that the culture of learning created in the classroom provides opportunities for students to learn or not learn ...
Machine Learning for Intelligent Control: Application of Reinforcement Learning Techniques to the Development of Flight Control Systems for Miniature UAV Rotorcraft Hayes, Edwin Laurie (University of Canterbury. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2013)This thesis investigates the possibility of using reinforcement learning (RL) techniques to create a flight controller for a quadrotor Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV). A capable flight control system is a core requirement ...
Helping, caring and learning: strengths in new entrants settling into and learning in primary school in post-earthquake Christchurch Carter, Annabel Louise (University of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences, 2013)Christchurch has experienced a series of over 13,500 earthquakes between September 2010 and January 2012. Some children who have been exposed to earthquakes may experience post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD) ...