Students' perceptions of compulsory asynchronous online discussion

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Birch, Dawn and Volkov, Michael. 2005. "Students' perceptions of compulsory asynchronous online discussion." Purchase, Sharon (ed.) Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2005): Broadening the Boundaries. Fremantle, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2005 Fremantle, Western Australia.
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Students' perceptions of compulsory asynchronous online discussion

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsBirch, Dawn (Author) and Volkov, Michael (Author)
EditorsPurchase, Sharon
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2005 Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2005)
Number of Pages7
Year2005
Place of PublicationFremantle, Western Australia
ISBN064645546X
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/25410/20060410-0000/smib.vuw.ac.nz_8081/WWW/ANZMAC2005/index.html
Conference/EventAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2005): Broadening the Boundaries
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Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2005): Broadening the Boundaries
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ANZMAC Conference
Event Date
05 to end of 07 Dec 2005
Event Location
Fremantle, Australia
Abstract

Online discussion boards are increasingly being used by tertiary educators as tools for encouraging student interaction and for developing learning networks. In particular, educators who have adopted a socio constructivist approach to teaching are keen to facilitate
collaborative learning in which students share their experiences and perspectives, and construct knowledge together through shared meanings. In this paper, the findings from an electronic survey of 72 distance education students' perceptions of an online discussion assessment item (ODAI) are presented. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents enjoyed the ODAI, and agreed that the online discussions had allowed them to achieve a range of cognitive and social learning outcomes, and to develop some important graduate skills.

Keywordsonline discussion boards; asynchronous online discussion; online discussion assessment item (ODAI)
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460902. Decision support and group support systems
390405. Educational technology and computing
520102. Educational psychology
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Marketing
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