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Structuring Asynchronous Discussions to Incorporate Learning Principles in an Online Class: One Professor's Course Analysis

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Eight sections of one online undergraduate course were analyzed to determine if the structure of the online discussions enhanced learning of course objectives as measured by course exams. Discussions were structured to incorporate learning principles associated with storing information in long term memory through control processes of meaningful learning, elaboration, and rehearsal in the form of distributed practice. Results indicate that grades on discussions correlate with exam grades and... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 14, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2014
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Submitter: Edward Perry
Keywords: Asynchronous discussions, elaboration, long term memory, storage processes, distributed practice, learning principles, meaningful learning

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