Investigating the use of online discussions in an undergraduate face-to-face course

Redmond, Petrea (2010) Investigating the use of online discussions in an undergraduate face-to-face course. In: Research highlights in technology and teacher education 2010. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), Chesapeake, VA. United States, pp. 27-34. ISBN 9781880094822

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Abstract

This paper uses Garrison, Anderson and Archer’s (2000) Community of Inquiry framework to investigate the levels of cognitive and teaching presence within online discussions as a component of an undergraduate face-to-face course. Online discussion was used to support face-to-face learning and teaching. The student and instructor online postings were analyzed using the indicators of cognitive and teaching presence within the Community of Inquiry framework. Although the instructor actively participated and facilitated online discussions, the course was not designed for pre-service teachers to move through all four phases of cognitive presence. This paper examines the levels of engagement that pre-service teachers who had enrolled in a face-to-face course, utilised non-compulsory online discussion forums to enhance their learning.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print copy held USQ Library 371.334 Res
Depositing User: Dr Petrea Redmond
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2010 06:42
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2014 22:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: community of inquiry; cognitive presence; teaching presence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8644

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