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The Effects of Teacher Discourse in Computer-Mediated Discussion

Journal of Educational Computing Research Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 0735-6331


Describes a study that examined increasing peer interaction in an asynchronous learning environment by investigating the effect of a teacher's discourse style on the level and quality of student participation in a computer-mediated discussion. Three discourse styles (i.e., questions, statements, and conversational) are studied, and further research is suggested. (21 references) (LRW)


Ahern, T.C. (1992). The Effects of Teacher Discourse in Computer-Mediated Discussion. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 8(3), 291-309. Retrieved December 1, 2020 from .

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