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Engineering and re-engineering learning discussion in a fully online unit


Jackson, KD and Lawrence, N, Engineering and re-engineering learning discussion in a fully online unit, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6 - 9 December 2009, Adelaide, pp. 507-512. ISBN 1876346590 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Online discussions are a key feature of many e-learning environments, incorporated for a range of contextualised pedagogical and social reasons. These reasons include the desire to create a sense of learning community where knowledge, experiences and understandings can be shared and co-created, and the opportunity to create a space where higher order thinking and critical reflection can be encouraged. This paper explores the various design issues to be addressed, and decision points, in formulating an effective online discussions program aligned with course objectives that seek to promote higher order thinking and learner engagement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Jackson, KD (Mr Kelvin Jackson)
UTAS Author:Lawrence, N (Associate Professor Norman Lawrence)
ID Code:61209
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2010-03-01
Last Modified:2012-03-30

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