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Building capacity to scaffold online discussion: enhancing students' construction of knowledge and communication competencies

Grant


Scheme


  • Seed Projects

Abstract


  • As part of the Project, the Recipient must: Provide comprehensive guides to scaffold effective online communication which is conducive to students┬┐ joint knowledge construction. The project will develop and disseminate a Guide for Productive Online Discussion. The Guide will support lecturers to engage students in productive online discussion - a dialogue that generates substantive expertise in the discipline area, and fosters online communication skills. The Guide will be a theoretically sound web-based resource including principles of design, pedagogical rationale and exemplar activities that build the skills of productive online discussion across a range of disciplines. It will feature language-based strategies for sustained online interactions benefiting both lecturers and students. Discourse analysis will allow delineation of critical aspects of the online dialogue and provide an evidence-based account of the proposed Guide.

Date/time Interval


  • 2015 - 2017

Sponsor Award Id


  • SD15-5131

Local Award Id


  • 121958

Scheme


  • Seed Projects

Abstract


  • As part of the Project, the Recipient must: Provide comprehensive guides to scaffold effective online communication which is conducive to students┬┐ joint knowledge construction. The project will develop and disseminate a Guide for Productive Online Discussion. The Guide will support lecturers to engage students in productive online discussion - a dialogue that generates substantive expertise in the discipline area, and fosters online communication skills. The Guide will be a theoretically sound web-based resource including principles of design, pedagogical rationale and exemplar activities that build the skills of productive online discussion across a range of disciplines. It will feature language-based strategies for sustained online interactions benefiting both lecturers and students. Discourse analysis will allow delineation of critical aspects of the online dialogue and provide an evidence-based account of the proposed Guide.

Date/time Interval


  • 2015 - 2017

Sponsor Award Id


  • SD15-5131

Local Award Id


  • 121958