Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners

Nantha Kumar Subramaniam, Abdullah Mohd. Zin, Sufian Idris

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Abstract

Asynchronous online discussion forums play an important role in adult online courses, and have many possible functions. Our experience in using the discussion forums in online courses for task-based collaborative discussion has led us to many questions about the optimal ways of using online discussion to support collaborative learning, such as how should instructors structure online discussions in a way that it promotes collaborative learning? What should instructors do to enhance learners' reflective thinking, critical thinking, or problem solving in online collaborative discussions? The challenges of using forum in learning also have been highlighted by many researchers. In this paper we present "smart" discussion forum to support, monitor and facilitate task-based collaboration for the learning process of the adult learners to advance their development of critical thinking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Pages621-625
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Other

Other9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
CityHong Kong
Period4/7/118/7/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Subramaniam, N. K., Mohd. Zin, A., & Idris, S. (2011). Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners. In Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf. (Vol. 2, pp. 621-625)

Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners. / Subramaniam, Nantha Kumar; Mohd. Zin, Abdullah; Idris, Sufian.

Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.. Vol. 2 2011. p. 621-625.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Subramaniam, NK, Mohd. Zin, A & Idris, S 2011, Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners. in Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.. vol. 2, pp. 621-625, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011, Hong Kong, 4/7/11.
Subramaniam NK, Mohd. Zin A, Idris S. Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners. In Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.. Vol. 2. 2011. p. 621-625
Subramaniam, Nantha Kumar ; Mohd. Zin, Abdullah ; Idris, Sufian. / Online smart "discussion forum" - An environment for an effective task-based collaborative discussion among the adult learners. Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Short Papers and Posters, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.. Vol. 2 2011. pp. 621-625
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