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    Good quality discussion is necessary but not sufficient in asynchronous tuition: a brief narrative review of the literature

    Fear, William J. and Brown, A.E. (2014) Good quality discussion is necessary but not sufficient in asynchronous tuition: a brief narrative review of the literature. Online Learning 18 (2), ISSN 1092-8235.

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    Abstract

    Online learning is a growing field of education with a corresponding increase in the use of asynchronous discussion. Asynchronous discussion is a form of interaction that is mediated rather than direct and where there is a time lag in the interactions between discussants. In this paper we conducted a brief narrative review of the literature on asynchronous discussion. We argue, initially, that discussion is necessary, but not sufficient, for successful pedagogic outcomes and more so in the case of online learning. We identified agreement in the literature on what can be considered the key factors for successful asynchronous discussion.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Online Learning formerly Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: William Fear
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 09:09
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 09:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11797

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