We provide recommendations, grounded in research findmgs, for the use of computer-mediated discussion (CMD) in instruction. For years, we have stutiied undergraduate and graduate level courses that made use ofsynchronous and asynchronou; electronically-mediated discussion as an important aspect of course design. Here, we discuss three questions and consider instructional recommendations grounded in our research: Can students successfully learn something of value as a result of participating in CMD? How can students' attentional and motivational responses to CMD inform course design? What are ways to structure CMD more effectively when classes include international student?.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications