Online discussions: improving education in CS?

@article{Mihail2014OnlineDI,
  title={Online discussions: improving education in CS?},
  author={Radu Paul Mihail and Beth Rubin and J. Goldsmith},
  journal={Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education},
  year={2014}
}
Asynchronous online discussions are considered the cornerstone of online education. Many instructors of face-to-face courses are "web-enabling" their classes to improve learning through critical inquiry using online discussions. In this exploratory study, we collected and analyzed online discussion data from two dissimilar computer science courses (one technical Graphics for Gaming (G4G) course and a writing intensive Science Fiction and Ethics (SF&E) course). Our findings suggest that, overall… 

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