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Teaching through technology-enhanced environments in higher education: moderating for effective computer-conferencing.

Zenios, Maria (2006) Teaching through technology-enhanced environments in higher education: moderating for effective computer-conferencing. In: 23rd Annual ASCILITE conference, 2006-12-032006-12-06, Sydney.

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Abstract

The emergence of the ‘knowledge based society’ places extra pressure on university teachers to develop students’ knowledge and skills. Although focus has shifted from teaching to student centred-based learning it is still useful to investigate university teachers’ approaches to teaching through networked technologies. Previous research indicates that the success of the online activity is influenced by the person who organises and facilitates the discussion (Berge & Collins, 2000). The role of the leader or ‘moderator’ in motivating the participants, channelling the discussion and deliberately handling difficult situations is crucial. The recognition that the moderator’s work makes a great difference to the success of computer conferencing creates a pressing need to research new approaches to teaching online. Located on the socio-cultural framework, this study suggests that the moderator’s role is crucial in sustaining conferences through the structuring of the learning resources inherent in the conferences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 23rd Annual ASCILITE conference
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 21020
Deposited By: Dr Maria Zenios
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2008 16:44
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/21020

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