Case Study of Connected Knowing in an Online Learning Environment

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Kannan, Jaya; Miller, John Laurence
online discussion board; group discussion; collaboration; student learning; learning process; case study; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Educational Methods; Online and Distance Education
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This paper reports a single-subject case study designed to investigate the role of group discussion in student learning. The group discussion took the form of contributions to a series of online discussion boards. And our analysis focuses on the contribution of one group member. We argue that this individual came to serve as a catalyst to learning for many group members because of the concomitant roles that she came to occupy.