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Asynchronous Discussion Board Facilitation And Rubric Use In A Blended Learning Environment


Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of instructor response prompts and rubrics on students' performance in an asynchronous discussion-board assignment, their learning achievement on an objective-type posttest, and their reported satisfaction levels. Researchers who have studied asynchronous computer-mediated student discussion transcripts have found evidence of mostly mid-level critical thinking skills, with fewer examples limited to lower or higher order thinking skill demonstration. Some researchers suggest that instructors may facilitate increased demonstration of higher-order critical thinking skills within asynchronous discussion-board activities. However, there is little empirical evidence available to compare... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Giacumo, Lisa A. (Author) / Savenye, Wilhelmina (Advisor) / Nelson, Brian (Committee member) / Legacy, Jane (Committee member) / Bitter, Gary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Instructional design / Teacher education / asynchronous discussion board / critical thinking / guidance / prompts / quasi-experimental / rubric
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Technology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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