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Outcomes of chat and discussion board use in online learning: a research synthesis

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 with 0 comments
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Online discussion boards are often used in traditional courses, hybrid courses, and fully online courses. Online chats and discussions can be particularly useful in fully online courses, as these communication connections are often students’ only means of connecting with each other and sharing ideas in an open forum. This research synthesis, therefore, investigates some of the student outcomes of discussion board/chat use in online learning.


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