Peer Learning Using Asynchronous Discussion Systems in Distance Education
Open Learning Volume 19, Number 2, ISSN 0268-0513
This paper considers different uses of asynchronous discussion in distance education, highlighting the benefits to learners and the issues that need to be considered. The context is the use of computer conferencing by distance learners of technology at the UK Open University. The paper focuses on two courses where computer conferencing has been used in different ways: for optional peer support; and for assessed group activities. A number of questions about the use of asynchronous discussion are considered in the light of experience from these two contexts. What are students' reasons for participating, or not participating? Can students learn from each other without tutor intervention? Can group work be carried out effectively by student teams whose members never meet?
Kear, K. (2004). Peer Learning Using Asynchronous Discussion Systems in Distance Education. Open Learning, 19(2), 151-164.
Cited ByView References & Citations Map
Increasing online interaction in a distance education MBA: Exploring students' attitudes towards change
Sharon Watson & Sharon Watson
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 26, No. 1 (Jan 01, 2010)
Paul Peachey, Paul Jones & Amanda Jones
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 4, No. 1 () pp. 67–78
Karen Kear, Helen Donelan & Judith Williams, The Open University
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 15, No. 4 (Aug 15, 2014)
Gary Mersham, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (2009) pp. 51–70
Adaptation for a Changing Environment: Developing learning and teaching with information and communication technologies
Adrian Kirkwood & Linda Price, Open University UK
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (Sep 18, 2006)
Christopher Cocek & Catherine Baillie-Abidi, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada; Kathleen Kevany, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Canada; Elizabeth Lange, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 264–269
These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.