2016 AARE International Conference Symposium: Understanding online discussion: socio-cultural and discoursal perspectives

Evaluating a guide for productive online discussion: lecturers’ perspectives (Dr Janine Delahunty)

The dynamic life of ideas: Collaborative knowledge building in asynchronous online forums (Associate Professor Pauline Jones)

Asynchronous symbolic mediation in Masters of Education teacher education. So what do the tools do for student learning? (Dr Gwen Gilmore)

Creating a research community for distance students: Using guided asynchronous online discussion groups (Dr Jo Luck)

2016 AARE SIG: Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), Melbourne

Scaffolding asynchronous online discussion: Students’ perspective (Associate Professor Verenikina)

2016 other presentations:

Out of the too-hard-basket: strategies for productive online interactions (Dr Janine Delahunty, UOW, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry)

The Guide

Articulates a set of principles for fostering online discussion in higher education, based on theory, the literature and evidence from postgraduate and undergraduate flexibly delivered courses.

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Student Perspectives

Here we present students’ perspectives on their experience of online discussion, in which the teacher used the Guide.

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Lecturer Vignettes

These vignettes capture the essence of how the FOLD strategies have influenced lecturers’ experiences of facilitating online discussion.

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The resources in this section are the literature used to inform the Guide as well as presentations made by the Project Team. These will be added to as we continue to disseminate.

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