What is wrong with online class discussions? An examination of the current research regarding the effect of instructor intervention techniques on the quality of student responses

ID: 47625 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Jaclyn Krause, Central Washington University, United States
  2. Jan Tucker, Columbia Southern University, United States
  3. Stephanie YoungGonzaga, Ashford University, United States

Abstract: Many best practices exist for facilitating online class discussion. Yet, there seems to be a general lack of both student engagement and quality participation. This paper explores the current research in online discussion from the perspective of types of interactions, quality of those interactions, and the impact of computer mediated communication on those interactions. An examination of best practices leads to suggestion for future research.

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