Title

Avoiding Death by Discussion Board: Asynchronous Online Chats in Aviation History

Presenter Email

austinwalden@gmail.com

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Start Date

3-3-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

3-3-2020 10:45 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Transition to changing technologies; Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality in Aviation Training

Keywords

chat, asynchronous, online learning, discussion boards

Abstract

Universities and colleges are increasingly turning to online course offerings, especially in aviation education. Faculty are increasingly asked to turn their in-person courses into online flavors. Typically, faculty are creating online courses with discussion boards to mimic the scholarly community that exists in a face-to-face classroom. Faculty often create discussion boards, with varying degrees of effectiveness, to provide for the immersion of community. However, the actual effectiveness of discussion boards is debated in recent research.

This research examines Asynchronous Online Chats as a replacement for the "Death by Discussion Board" model. Data from the past two semesters will be examined from an Aviation History course taught at the undergraduate level at the collegiate and university level.

Survey instruments used include:

Community of Online Learning

Patterns of Adaptive Learning

Social Achievement Goals

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Mar 3rd, 9:30 AM Mar 3rd, 10:45 AM

Avoiding Death by Discussion Board: Asynchronous Online Chats in Aviation History

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 E/F

Universities and colleges are increasingly turning to online course offerings, especially in aviation education. Faculty are increasingly asked to turn their in-person courses into online flavors. Typically, faculty are creating online courses with discussion boards to mimic the scholarly community that exists in a face-to-face classroom. Faculty often create discussion boards, with varying degrees of effectiveness, to provide for the immersion of community. However, the actual effectiveness of discussion boards is debated in recent research.

This research examines Asynchronous Online Chats as a replacement for the "Death by Discussion Board" model. Data from the past two semesters will be examined from an Aviation History course taught at the undergraduate level at the collegiate and university level.

Survey instruments used include:

Community of Online Learning

Patterns of Adaptive Learning

Social Achievement Goals