The Effect of Student Generated Audio/Visual on Engagement and Critical Thinking in an Asynchronous Online Discussion Forum
Tuesday, March 22 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Scarbrough 3
Presider: Henry Gillow-Wiles, Southern Oregon University, United States
Abstract: This innovative project explores the use of audio/visual discussion forum in online coursework. Implemented in two 100% online mathematics methods courses, this project seeks to determine how an alternative to traditional text-based discussion impacts student engagement and critical thinking. Several data collection tools will be employed; student surveys regarding experiences with the technology, student surveys regarding engagement in the online course, transcripts of audio/visual discussions, and engagement data from the Learning Management System. Findings will inform future programmatic decisions as well as contribute to the literature on student engagement in online courses.