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Using Online Threaded Discussions: Best Practices for the Digital Learner


Journal of Educational Technology Systems Volume 37, Number 4, ISSN 0047-2395


Online dialogic communities have become a ubiquitous tool that transforms student learning and course delivery. Threaded Discussions extend classroom learning by providing an asynchronous method of communication for the exchange of meaningful ideas that promote critical thinking and develop thoughtful reflective learning. Threaded Discussions transcend the physical boundaries of the classroom and capitalize on distance learning opportunities. The benefits and limitations for implementing Threaded Discussions across the content areas, along with effective strategies and practical examples, will be explored. (Contains 1 table.)


Rizopoulos, L.A. & McCarthy, P. (2009). Using Online Threaded Discussions: Best Practices for the Digital Learner. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 37(4), 373-383. Retrieved July 22, 2019 from .

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