Talk:Unit 1: The Learning Community and Online Discourse

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Comments on Unit 1 -- Anne Canale Stalnecker 11:43, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

Discussion area for comments about Unit 1. Thoughts? Ideas?

Re: Comments on Unit 1 -- Anne Canale Stalnecker 11:43, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

Reply to my test.

Re: Comments on Unit 1 -- Jianwei Zhang 10:05, 25 April 2008 (EDT)

Hi Anne, I like a lot the organization of your course. Nice flow.

Two suggestions here: (a) You may think about moving the example of online discussion to the beginning, before your lecture. Research shows that engaging students in case analysis/problem solving will help create the needs for listening. (b) Your lecture page still lacks depth. You should think about highlighting the core idea of learning community: social construction of knowledge, and the importance of discourse that not only leads to knowledge sharing, but knowledge transformation and advancement (use what we've read in Week 12, Bielaczyc & Collins, 1999; Scardamalia...).