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The Purpose of Online Discussion - Hybrid Pedagogy
Whether this article addresses the matter of //purpose// is open, but there is this matter of mediation rephrased: "While the introjection of machines is an interesting opportunity for further educational research, as an instructor, plan for student participation with this in mind: they are interacting with a machine and not people. An online discussion is more like a computer’s lecture than an IRL discussion, no matter how interactive."

Mediation is opportunity. So suggests McLuhan.
cmc  de  dialogue  discussions 
march 2016 by mcmorgan
A Course in Online Civility - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
An odd one, where online discussions actually occur and with some politeness. The value points are in Goedde's connection of discourse form - rant, off-hand comment - with lack of development. "Students disagree with each other, sometimes strongly, but they also take pains to be polite.

Their motivation is clear: Their grade depends on it. In my online classes, every assignment, big and small, is written. If the writing is sloppy or dogmatic, it doesn't earn a high grade. For example, students routinely give feedback on one another's drafts. If a student responds with a rant, either in support or opposition, it typically means the ideas are not organized, so I take off points. If a student's comments are offhanded, it typically means that the ideas are underdeveloped, or that claims are made without evidence to support them, and the grade reflects this shortcoming."
netiquette  fyc  dialogue 
may 2013 by mcmorgan

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