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Using asynchronous discussions to enhance student participation in CS courses

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Using asynchronous discussions to enhance student participation in CS courses
As Computer Science (CS) educators, we are involved in teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses such as database management systems, networking, software development and web development courses. In addition to the traditional classroom environment, we use online and blended teaching methods to enhance student participation and improve the achievement of learning objectives. Typical online supplements to classroom instruction include posting homework, links to external resources, lecture notes and exams online. Asynchronous discussions and synchronous chat sessions provide additional forums outside the classroom for strengthening interaction and enriching the learning experience for students. This paper focuses on how asynchronous discussions can be used to enhance student participation in CS courses; increased participation leads to learning effectiveness, rich involvement with the course content, and student satisfaction. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.3.1 [Comp...
Bhagyavati, Stan Kurkovsky, Christopher C. Whitehe
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where SIGCSE
Authors Bhagyavati, Stan Kurkovsky, Christopher C. Whitehead
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