The Effect of Student Generated Audio/Visual on Engagement and Critical Thinking in an Asynchronous Online Discussion Forum

ID: 48982 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Teresa Petty and Nicholas Triplett, UNC Charlotte, United States

Tuesday, March 22 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Scarbrough 3 View on map

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.


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