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Online discussions in computer science courses: how to make them an effective learning tool

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4 Author(s)
Kurkovsky, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Columbus State Univ., GA, USA ; Bhagyavati ; Summers, W. ; Whitehead, C.

This paper discusses the experience of using asynchronous online discussions obtained by a group of faculty teaching graduate computer science courses online. We also discuss a number of advantages of using asynchronous discussions and how they can enrich the learning experience of students. This is followed by a collection of our practices in course management when online discussions are used. The paper is concluded by a case study describing how online discussions were used in a data warehousing course offered to graduate students online.

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Information Technology: Research and Education, 2004. ITRE 2004. 2nd International Conference on

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28 June-1 July 2004