Project Details

Engaging students in online discussions using the Moodle LMS.

This project studies how discussion forums can be used to engage students in small-group peer exchange with the goal of the social construction of knowledge and deeper understanding. We will: 1. Compare the use of the new Participation Forum in comparison to the basic Moodle forum. 2. Examine student perceptions about what makes a Participation Forum successful or not, e.g. due dates, student goals, social rewards of participating, role of the teacher, role of grades, etc. 3. Examine student perceptions about the social and educational outcomes of using the Participation Forum. 4. Utilize the Participation Map learning analytic to qualitatively describe and quantitatively analyze the resulting discussions. This study should result in a better understanding of how blended discussions on Moodle can be used to motivate and engage students in sustainable formative assessment activities, and how these discussions can support diverse classrooms.

Commencement Date : 2015/10
Completion Date : 2016/4
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr BUCHTEL, Emma Ellen Kathrina 蒲安梅 [CPH,PS]
Co-Investigator(s) : KNUTZEN KIMBERLY BRANT #
Keyword(s) : LMS   blended learning   moodle   participation forum  

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