Smith, Helen (2008) Assessing student contributions to online discussion boards. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 2 (1). pp. 22-28.
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The use of online learning is prevalent in higher education, in particular the use of Blackboard and other similar virtual learning environments (VLEs). Students’
participation in online discussion forums is a common activity and the online threaded discussion tool provides opportunities for students to:
• form collaborative groups for problem-based learning
• discuss learning experiences
• ponder over assessment issues
• debate topics of interest.
There is no shortage of research on the perceived effectiveness of online discussion forums; however, this paper evaluates the potential for assessing the content of online discussions as a means of contributing to summative assessment.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Practitioner Research in Higher Education|
|Publisher:||University of Cumbria|
|Departments:||Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Secondary PGCE|
|Depositing User:||Insight Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||21 Oct 2010 11:26|
|Last Modified:||16 Mar 2017 18:29|
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