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A Community of Opinion and Debate: Postgraduate Students' Reactions to Compulsory Online Discussions

Beckmann, Elizabeth


Discussion-based learning is a crucial element in postgraduate professional development, particularly important in facilitating peer learning through the sharing of professional experiences. In courses with distance or blended delivery, educational technologies provide opportunities to encourage such peer learning. But do postgraduate students value asynchronous online discussions in the same way as they value the equivalent face-to-face experiences? Do educational technologies have a role to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Student Reactions to Learning with Technologies: Perceptions and Outcomes
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-177-1.ch004


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