The use of online asynchronous discussion forums in the development of deep learning among postgraduate real estate students

Warren, Clive M. J. (2008). The use of online asynchronous discussion forums in the development of deep learning among postgraduate real estate students. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research - Building Resiliance. CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, (1698-1708). 11-15 February 2008.

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Author Warren, Clive M. J.
Title of paper The use of online asynchronous discussion forums in the development of deep learning among postgraduate real estate students
Conference name CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research
Conference location Kandalama, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 11-15 February 2008
Convener CIB
Proceedings title CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research - Building Resiliance
Place of Publication Saltford, U.K.
Publisher CIB International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-905732-36-4
Start page 1698
End page 1708
Total pages 11
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The role of learning management systems in real property education is examined in this paper with particular emphasis on the use of asynchronous discussion boards. The research shows that students readily respond to the use of online tools for communication and as an administrative tool discussion boards have a significant role in reducing the level of one to one communication required. They also enable student engagement with their peers in providing feedback. The use of discussion boards to achieve reflective writing and deep learning among students is demonstrated with a significant number of students participating at this deep learning level. The research clearly supports the use of these tools in enhancing learning in postgraduate courses and demonstrate that students are strategic in their approach to learning and will only fully engage with learning tasks where they are assessable and thus contribute to their objective of passing the course.
Subjects 330000 Education
310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
1301 Education Systems
Keyword Real estate education
Reflective writing
Assessment
Discussion forums
Learning management systems
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