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The Use of Asynchronous Discussion: Creating a Text of Talk

, SUNY-Oneonta, United States

CITE Journal Volume 5, Number 1, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


Asynchronous discussion allows students to read and respond “out-of-time”. This form of online discussion, as experienced in a college literacy course, creates a text of talk which has the potential to be reflective given the freedom participants have in their response time. However, students often struggle with reflection. Instructors need to structure discussion online so that it becomes a forum for communication as well as critical thinking. They also need to view writing online as both process (discussion) and product (document to be assessed).


Black, A. (2005). The Use of Asynchronous Discussion: Creating a Text of Talk. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(1), 5-24. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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