Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/15485
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2010
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Cheung, W. S., & Hew, K. F. (2010). Examining facilitators' habits of mind in an asynchronous online discussion environment: A two cases study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(1), 123-132.
Abstract: 
Asynchronous online discussion has been widely used by faculty members and
students in schools and universities. Previous research has examined how factors such
as the discussion activity, knowledge about the discussion topic, and the behaviour of
other participants can affect learner participation. This study explored student
facilitators’ influence in promoting learners’ participation in terms of their exhibited
habits of mind. The following habits of mind of the facilitators were examined: (a)
awareness of own thinking, (b) accurate and seeks accuracy, (c) open minded, (d)
taking a position when the situation warrants it, and (e) sensitive to other. A two-cases
study methodology approach was used in this study. The habits of “awareness of own
thinking” and “open minded” were found to be exhibited more often by the student
facilitators in the two cases. When we zoomed into the top 30% of the forums in terms
of learners’ participation, we also found that the frequency of habits of mind,
“awareness of own thinking” and “open minded”, were exhibited more often by the
facilitators.
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1449-5554
Other Identifiers: 
10.14742/ajet.1106
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