2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Using Web-Based Discussion Boards to Facilitate Student Learning

Lisowski, Linda         (252) 335-3916
      Associate Professor
      School of Education and Psychology
      Elizabeth City State University
First co-presenter: Lisowski, Joseph    
Organization: Elizabeth City State University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
In this presentation, we will discuss the use of web-based discussion boards (specifically, Blackboard Discussion Boards) to facilitate student learning and student ownership of learning in two different areas of study: English and Teacher Education. One goal for the use of these discussion boards is to help students transition from passive learning to an active perception of themselves as writers, thinkers, and (in the case of teacher education) teachers in a vital learning community. Critical issues to be discussed include: effective facilitation of discussions (the guide on the side, rather than the sage on the stage), setting ground rules, the advantages of asynchronous discussion, managing the reading and responding level for the instructor, and ensuring high quality student participation through evaluation and grading criteria.

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Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C4 - Fr 9:00 - 9:45

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