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 ...
Wilson, Dan (University of Canterbury, College of Education, Health and Human Development, 2016)The present study reviews the available literature concerning the ways in which peer groups (within and beyond the classroom) influence personal academic achievement for primary and secondary school students. Owing in part ...
Evolution of a Networked Learning Community: Interweaving action-research and programme evaluation to create a PK-20 school-university collaborative partnership for learning and innovation Fickel LH; Chesbro P; Tucker S; Boxler N (2011)