Search results for: Asynchronous discussions
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In this study, the authors inspected teachers’ online discussions of animations of classroom episodes realized with cartoon characters, looking at the difference in the content of conversation turns when members made evaluative comments and when they did not make evaluative comments. They were interested in finding out whether making evaluative comments correlated with participants’ reflection on their professional practice and proposal of alternative teaching actions. They found statistically significant evidence that the more the participants actively evaluated the teaching in the animations, the more they proposed alternative teaching actions and reflected on instructional practice.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2015
More Than Words: Investigating the Format of Asynchronous Discussions as Threaded Discussions or Blogs
In this study, the authors examined how they structure their classroom discourse —discussion boards versus blogs— in two online classes and whether the structures of these discussions affected the type of learning community the students experienced. The findings revealed that the format of the discussions altered the patterns of discourse, affected student engagement, and contributed differently to the development of learning communities.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2015
This article describes the ways opportunities and constraints in online mathematics teacher education (OMTE) and the authors' view of learning encouraged a deeper consideration of the role of environment in their teaching practice. Central to this discussion are the authors' values and the understandings mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) bring to OMTE and the conflicts between understandings of the online environment and views of learning that undergirded the instructional activities created. This article focuses on the MTEs’ development as teachers in online environments.
Updated: Aug. 11, 2015
This study examined the results of a project providing interns with two forms of a technology-mediated, remote observation program with the objective of overcoming cost-related barriers to geographic dispersion of interns, while maintaining quality controls. The authors will compare issues related to intern satisfaction, observer satisfaction, learning effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness for both face-to-face and remote graduate intern observations. In addition, the authors will explore similarities and differences in two alternatives to remote observations, synchronous and asynchronous, as possible solutions for cost-effective expansion of teacher licensure programs.
Updated: Jul. 24, 2013
How Asynchronous Discussion Boards Mediate Learning Literacy Methods Courses to Enrich Alternative-Licensed Teachers' Learning Experiences
The purpose of this study is to explore the alternative-licensed teachers' (ALTs) perceptions of how an asynchronous discussion board mediated learning literacy methods courses. Forty-four ALTs from Southern California were enrolled in the two courses and taught literacy teaching methods using the asynchronous discussion hoard as a tool of extending learning. The findings indicated that the technology has the potential to generate positive structure and support for learning. Furthermore, complement their responses with class discussions encouraged the participants to adopt multiple voices and and viewpoints that were different from theirs and made their own voices heard. Finally, the author discusses the implications of the findings.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011
This article examines how preservice teachers acquire knowledge through asynchronous discussion. Preservice teachers engaged in collaborative critiquing of videos before they embarked on their video projects to illustrate what constitutes good and bad video production. The online discussion log was content-analyzed together with data from an online survey, reflection log, and interviews. Participant perceptions revealed that their knowledge of video production improved substantially after the discussion.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2008
This case study explored asynchronous online discussions, assessment processes, and the meaning students derived from their experiences in five online graduate courses at the Colleges of Education of two Midwestern higher education institutions. The findings suggest that asynchronous online discussions facilitate a multidimensional process of assessment demonstrated in the aspects of structure, self-regulatory activities, learner autonomy, learning community and student writing skills.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2008