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The role of discussion rooms in developing e-learning community: the experience of University of Bahrain

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1 Author(s)
Al-Balooshi, F.M. ; Coll. of Educ., Bahrain Univ., Bahrain

This study discusses the role of discussion rooms in developing and maintaining communities of e-learning as well as promoting students' learning skills. It was based on an on-line course at the University of Bahrain. The course was delivered using discussion rooms as a major communication tool. A survey assessing students' attitudes toward discussion rooms was conducted. The results showed a positive attitude toward discussion rooms and their role in enhancing students study skills. The study proposes strategies for implementing successful discussion rooms.

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Computers in Education, 2002. Proceedings. International Conference on

Date of Conference:

3-6 Dec. 2002