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"The Role of Instructor Interactivity in Promoting Critical Thinking in Online and Face-to-Face Classrooms" icon

The Role of Instructor Interactivity in Promoting Critical Thinking in Online and Face-to-Face Classrooms

The current rise in online learning programs mandates that postsecondary faculty examine means of transferring successful, established critical thinking instructional strategies from the traditional classroom into the online environment. Theoretical arguments support, and even favor, the use of asynchronous learning technologies to promote students' critical thinking skills. The purpose of the current study is to examine students' application of critical thinking strategies when learning in a traditional, face-to-face environment compared to an asynchronous, online classroom. Results indicate that the mode of instructional delivery (face-to-face or online) is not as influential as the instructor's level of interactivity in promoting active engagement with course material. Findings suggest... Show More

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