The Effects of Teacher Discourse in Computer-Mediated Discussion

  title={The Effects of Teacher Discourse in Computer-Mediated Discussion},
  author={Terence C. Ahern and Kyle L. Peck and Mary R. Laycock},
  journal={Journal of Educational Computing Research},
  pages={291 - 309}
This study investigated the effects of teacher discourse in a computer-mediated discussion. Three different styles of discourse were established: questions only; statements only; and conversational. Results supported the hypothesis that a conversational style of discourse produced higher levels of student participation with a more complex interaction pattern. In addition, there was a higher frequency of peer-peer interaction with more complex responses. This study suggests that a conversational… 

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