Learning Dialogues Using the World Wide Web

David Green

Abstract


The use of interactive techniques such as asynchronous discussion groups, and synchronous chatrooms is beginning to fill an important part of online learning strategies in University courses. The potential of online methods in the teaching of advanced science concepts has been realised, and is most effective when the strategies employed to involve students are well designed. In this paper I describe an implementation of the “learning dialogues” concept as part of a teaching strategy in a second year physics for engineers subject.

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