The poster session will present findings from a research study that examined how undergraduate and graduate students, instructors, and TAs participated in online discussions, as well as what strategies could be used to address issues in online discussions. The study consists of three components and findings from each will be presented as followed:
1. The results of the analysis of the online discussion participation data in 159 classes during an academic semester.
2. The results of a campus-wide survey on student perceptions of the effects of online discussions on their learning.
3. Instructor interviews on their strategies for effectively facilitating online discussions. The interview videos are available for watching during the session.
Outcomes: Understand common issues in online discussions in higher education * Identify strategies for effectively facilitating online discussions *Apply these strategies to address common issues in online discussions
Project Manager, National AI Research Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Poster for Online Discussions Participation Issues and Strategies