Learning within incoherent structures: the space of online discussion forums

  title={Learning within incoherent structures: the space of online discussion forums},
  author={M. J. W. Thomas},
  journal={J. Comp. Assisted Learning},
Online discussion forums are an increasingly common use of new information and communication technologies in education. As a tool for promoting conversational modes of learning, it has been suggested that online discussion forums can lead to enhanced learning outcomes for students. However, there is a need to explore further the implications of the highly mediated nature of computer–based interaction on student learning within these virtual learning environments. This paper presents results… CONTINUE READING
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