Title

Overcoming Barriers to Student Participation in Online Discussions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

Abstract

This paper is an analysis of the issues encountered in the process of building a

community of practice amongst students through engaging in online dialogue using

WebCT. The analysis is guided by an educational change framework, proposed by

Goodell, Parker, and Kahle (2005), which includes Technical, Political, Cultural,

Moral, and Personal dimensions. First, the analysis highlights the reasons for using

WebCT. Second, the issues faced in using WebCT effectively are discussed.

Finally, suggestions are offered for instructors using WebCT for the first time.

First Page

77

Version

Publisher's PDF

Volume

5

Issue

1