Fostering Peer Support in e-Learning: A Socio-constructivist Approach
Debby Kalk, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Adapting social networking and Web 2.0 technologies to e-learning provides opportunities for peers to support each other in the learning process. Drawing on a socio-constructivist framework, the study examined peer communications in an online course featuring synchronous and asynchronous forums. Synchronous chat gave learners a forum to post quick, short questions and observations, which served as a community-building framework. Asynchronous discussion elicited more reflective and detailed posts, some providing detailed questions and responses, which served as a knowledge-building resource.
Kalk, D. (2009). Fostering Peer Support in e-Learning: A Socio-constructivist Approach. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1621-1624). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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