Student Participation in a Discussion-Oriented Online Course

  title={Student Participation in a Discussion-Oriented Online Course},
  author={Dawn M. Poole},
  journal={Journal of Research on Computing in Education},
  pages={162 - 177}
  • Dawn M. Poole
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Education, Psychology
  • Journal of Research on Computing in Education
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