Assessing student contributions to online discussion boards

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
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Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Secondary PGCE
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 11:26
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 20:46


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