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New Model of Productive Online Discussion and Its Implications for Research and Instruction
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange
  • Fei Gao, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
  • Charles Xiaoxue Wang
  • Yanling Sun
Document Type
Article
Abstract

We develop a new model of productive online discussion based on a brief review of research literature on online discussion. As compared to previous discussion models, the new model provides a more systematic and comprehensive framework to understand how learning occurs through online discussion. Based on the new model, we propose several directions for research on improving the quality of online discussion and learning.

Publisher's Statement
This article was published in the Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange. A full version of the article can be found here: http://www.sicet.org/journals/jetde/jetde09/fei.pdf
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publisher
Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology
ISSN
1941-8035
Citation Information
Fei Gao, Charles Xiaoxue Wang and Yanling Sun. "New Model of Productive Online Discussion and Its Implications for Research and Instruction" Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 65 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gaof/10/