Share Paper: Promoting Critical Thinking in an Online Environment

  1. Amy S. C. Leh, California State Univ. San Bernardino, United States
Thursday, June 26 2:45 PM-3:15 PM B3117

Abstract: With the increasing popularity of online classes in public Universities it is imperative to examine which technologies can improve the quality of online teaching and provide students with a classroom environment that allows them to feel as part of a student community. This paper reports on the findings of a study conducted in two courses. The research questions were: (1) To what extent did the use of the Blog and Discussion Board support online teaching and learning?; (2) Are Blog and Discussion Board effective in making students feel as part of a learning community? And (3) How could the Blog ...