Participation in asynchronous online discussions for student assessment

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Birch, Dawn. 2004. "Participation in asynchronous online discussions for student assessment." ANZMAC 2004: Marketing Accountabilities and Responsibilities. Wellington, New Zealand 29 Nov - 01 Dec 2004 Wellington, New Zealand.
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Participation in asynchronous online discussions for student assessment

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AuthorBirch, Dawn
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 2004 Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC 2004)
Number of Pages7
Year2004
Place of PublicationWellington, New Zealand
ISBN0475122143
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://smib.vuw.ac.nz:8081/WWW/ANZMAC2004/CDsite/papers/Birch1.PDF
Conference/EventANZMAC 2004: Marketing Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Event Details
ANZMAC 2004: Marketing Accountabilities and Responsibilities
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ANZMAC Conference
Event Date
29 Nov 2004 to end of 01 Dec 2004
Event Location
Wellington, New Zealand
Abstract

Online discussion boards have created a forum for distance education students in geographically dispersed locations to interact with one another and to develop social learning communities. Indeed, online discussion boards provide an opportunity for instructors to replicate the on-campus tutorial experience for distance learners by facilitating a collaborative and social learning paradigm in which students can share their experiences and perspectives and construct knowledge through shared meanings. In this paper, the findings of a two-stage exploratory study of distance education students’ perceptions concerning compulsory participation in asynchronous online discussions for assessment purposes are presented. The pre-semester study revealed that while many of the students had not been involved in asynchronous online discussions in previous courses, most were positively inclined towards participation. A post-semester study indicated that most students had a positive experience with the online discussion board activity, and most indicated that participation for assessment purposes should continue.

Keywordsonline education; discussion boards; student experience
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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