Facilitating Students’ Critical Thinking in Online Discussion: Requiring Students to Self-code

ID: 31941 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Hua Bai, Northeastern Illinois University, United States

Wednesday, March 9 12:10-12:30 PM Location: McGavock's C

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Abstract: This paper reports the results of having students self-code posts in online discussion using practical inquiry model coding template. It was found that the students’ online discourse centered on Exploration and Integration phases. Self-coding increased students’ awareness of cognitive engagement, enabled them to monitor their online performance, and helped to promote their critical thinking.

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