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Does Teacher Workshop Attendance Make a Difference? Evaluating Differences in Student, Scientist-Mentor, and Teacher Communications in an Innovative Inquiry-Based Online Mentored Environment
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, , Texas A&M University, College Station, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Inquiry learning can focus innovative learning environment design, particularly in authentic science research learning settings. An online, inquiry-based collaborative learning platform developed by a scientific society engages scientists as mentors, students, and teachers in authentic scientific practice and discourse. Evaluations of discourse between 263 student teams, 54 teachers, and 186 scientist-mentors revealed that students typically used the platform to discuss research questions, predictions, and experimental design and rarely detailed observations, conclusions, explanations, and implications. There were differences in platform usage depending on if the student teams’ teachers attended a workshop. Scientist-mentors posted less often than students, with the exception of experimental design and procedures. These results are similar to assessments of inquiry in face to-to-face settings, which leads to two questions: How can we better guide students through a complete authentic inquiry cycle? How can collaborative discourse in inquiry settings be increased?

Citation

Peterson, C.A. & Stuessy, C. (2012). Does Teacher Workshop Attendance Make a Difference? Evaluating Differences in Student, Scientist-Mentor, and Teacher Communications in an Innovative Inquiry-Based Online Mentored Environment. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2061-2067). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 23, 2019 from .

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