Proposal Title

Increasing Collaboration and Learning in Asynchronous Online Environments

Proposal Abstract

This session will give opportunity for participants to delve into the results of a case study that investigated the knowledge construction process of graduate students in an asynchronous online environment when various instructional strategies to foster quality discussion were employed. Online learning has the potential to be highly constructivist and collaborative in nature. In this session, study results will be shared, and members will be asked to reflect upon and discuss varied methods employed to facilitate collaboration and learning in online environments. Also provided will be opportunity to learn how content analysis of online discussions can provide valuable information about learning. Those attending will participate in a mock discussion format in order to practice the types of analysis noted above. This session will provide a forum for reflecting upon, discussing and practicing the development of strategies that facilitate collaboration and learning.

Location

Room 218

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM Mar 28th, 9:45 AM

Increasing Collaboration and Learning in Asynchronous Online Environments

Room 218

This session will give opportunity for participants to delve into the results of a case study that investigated the knowledge construction process of graduate students in an asynchronous online environment when various instructional strategies to foster quality discussion were employed. Online learning has the potential to be highly constructivist and collaborative in nature. In this session, study results will be shared, and members will be asked to reflect upon and discuss varied methods employed to facilitate collaboration and learning in online environments. Also provided will be opportunity to learn how content analysis of online discussions can provide valuable information about learning. Those attending will participate in a mock discussion format in order to practice the types of analysis noted above. This session will provide a forum for reflecting upon, discussing and practicing the development of strategies that facilitate collaboration and learning.