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A Look at Civic Education in Online Learning: Research in Progress
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, , The University of Alabama, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Civic responsibility and moral character are at the heart of many higher learning institutions’ mission statements (Urban &Wagoner, 2000; Boyte & Kari, 2000; Thomson, Smith-Tolken, Naidoo, & Bringle, 2011). However, little research exists that examines how civic education should be incorporated into online education. Few studies exist that actually examine how effective online education is at instilling civic responsibility in students. This in progress study is qualitative in nature and uses grounded theory to allow the opportunity for the participants to construct what it means to produce a citizen by using education as the local discourse. It is hoped that the study will help add to the body of knowledge of online education by providing a deeper meaning to what civic responsibility and community engagement looks like in online education. This additional knowledge will further assist in the development of assessments and new teaching methods.

Citation

Odom-Bartel, B. & Wright, V. (2014). A Look at Civic Education in Online Learning: Research in Progress. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 146-150). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 27, 2019 from .