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Title: 
Incorporating online discussion in face to face classroom learning: A new blended learning approach
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Issue Date: 
2007
Citation: 
Chen, W., & Looi, C. K. (2007). Incorporating online discussion in face to face classroom learning: A new blended learning approach. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 23(3), 307-326.
Abstract: 
This paper discusses an innovative blended learning strategy which incorporates online
discussion in both in-class face to face, and off-classroom settings. Online discussion in a face to
face class is compared with its two counterparts, off-class online discussion as well as in-class,
face to face oral discussion, to examine the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed
strategy. By integrating online discussion into the flow of the classroom, learners are given
dedicated time to foster a habit of critical thinking, reflection and articulating these online, which can subsequently seed further in-class oral discussions, and off-class online discussions. It is found that in-class, online discussion can provide a wider spectrum of discussion perspectives, equalise participation in discussion, and promote cognitive thinking skills and in depth information processing. However, the lack of face to face interactions and the need for sufficient time to do online postings pose challenges in implementing online discussion for face to face classroom learning.
URI: 
ISSN: 
1449-5554
Other Identifiers: 
10.14742/ajet.1255
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