Handbook of Research on Online Discussion-Based Teaching Methods, 1st Edition

  • Lesley Wilton
  • Clare Brett
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  • ISBN-10: 1799832937
  • ISBN-13: 9781799832935
  • DDC: 371.33
  • 536 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In this digital age, faculty, teachers, and teacher educators are increasingly expected to adopt and adapt pedagogical perspectives to support student learning in instructional environments featuring online or blended learning. One highly adopted element of online and blended learning involves the use of online learning discussions. Discussion-based learning offers a rich pedagogical context for creating learning opportunities as well as a great deal of flexibility for a wide variety of learning and learner contexts. As post-secondary and, increasingly, K-12 institutions cope with the rapid growth of online learning, and an increase in the cultural diversity of learners, it is critical to understand, at a detailed level, the relationship between online interaction and learning and how educationally-effective interactions might be nurtured, in an inclusive way, by instructors. The Handbook of Research on Online Discussion-Based Teaching Methods is a cutting-edge research publication that seeks to identify promising designs, pedagogical and assessment strategies, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks that support discussion-based learning in online and blended learning environments. This book provides a better understanding of the effects and both commonalities and differences of new tools that support interaction, such as video, audio, and real-time interaction in discussion-based learning. Featuring a wide range of topics such as gamification, intercultural learning, and digital agency, this book is ideal for teachers, educational software developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, academicians, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Detailed Pedagogical Practices Using Asynchronous Online Discussions Within Different Educational Contexts: Adult Learners, Preservice Teacher Education, Grades 7-12 Science, Global Education.
1: Promoting Reflective Thinking in Adult Learners: The Online Case-Based Discussion.
2: Using “Plain Vanilla” Online Discussions to Foster Students' Learning: From Research to Practice.
3: Adapting Course Assignments to Online Postings for Rural and Remote Students in a Bachelor of Education Program.
4: Which Window Is Open? Online Discussions and the Development of Pre-Service Pedagogic Digital Agency.
5: Using Asynchronous Online Discussion in the 7-12 Science Classroom.
6: Critical Online Conversations for Global Educators: Andragogical Considerations and Assessment Strategy.
Pedagogy Using Multiple Online Tools With Online Discussion to Deepen Learning.
7: Combining Multiple Innovations to Foster Forum Reflection: Macro-Chunking, Forum Silence, Role Play, and an Advance Organizer.
8: Using Student Facilitation and Interactive Tools Within and Beyond the LMS: Towards Creating an Authentic Community of Inquiry.
9: Writing Bees, Wikis, Problem-Based Learning, and Assessment: Teaching With Online Discussions.
10: Using a Community of Inquiry Lens to Examine Synchronous Online Discussions in Graduate Courses.
11: Teacher Presence in Online Discussions: The Tele-Teacher Presence as Embodied Identities and Visual Narratives.
12: Promoting Peer-to Peer Synchronous Online Discussions: Case Study of Intercultural Communication in Telecollaboration.
Specific Interventions or Alternative Perspectives on Teaching With Online Discussions.
13: Self-Directed/Community-Supported Learning: Design Principles to Support Learner Engagement at Scale.
14: Gamifying Discussion Forums.
15: Private Interactions in Online Discussions: Instructor Perspectives.
16: Using an AI-Supported Online Discussion Forum to Deepen Learning.
17: Two Case Studies of Online Discussion Use in Computer Science Education: Deep vs. Shallow Integration and Recommendations.
18: Student-Led Online Discussions: A Feminist Praxis to Mitigate Digital Gender Inequality.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.