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Using Research on Learning from Text to Inform Online Discussion
Journal of Educational Computing Research
  • Fei Gao, Bowling Green State University - Main Campus
  • Ralph T. Putnam
Document Type
Article
Abstract

Drawing on research literature on online discussion and on reading and learning from the text, we argue that research on learning from text has much to offer but has been largely absent in informing the design and study of online learning environments. We propose several key issues to be considered in research and development of online discussion, and a framework for examining the goals and features of online discussions. We then report on an exploratory study of an online discussion environment informed by this framework.

Publication Date
7-1-2009
Publisher
Sage
DOI
10.2190/EC.41.1.a
Citation Information
Fei Gao and Ralph T. Putnam. "Using Research on Learning from Text to Inform Online Discussion" Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 41 Iss. 1 (2009) p. 1 - 37
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gaof/18/