Counting is not the solution
Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems
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An anytime/anyplace text-based classroom offers learners a remarkable environment for enhancing communication skills. So much of what occurs in society and business is frustrating and inefficient because the people involved communicate poorly. Reflective practitioners, in all fields of endeavor, take time at the end of the day to review the day’s work and to plan for necessary behavioral modifications to ensure better outcomes in the future. The asynchronous classroom is a collaborative mindtool. With it, participants read, reflect, draft responses, reflect on the responses, revise and post for others to enter the process. By crafting careful, thoughtful responses that are checked for relevance, more appropriate communication transpires and more meaningful outcomes are achieved. This article presents one model of collaborative, constructivist discussion. Keywords: asynchronous forum, anytime/anyplace, distance learning evaluation, collaborative mindtool, online learning environment, instruction delivery system.
Abramson, Gertrude W., "Counting is not the solution" (1999). CEC Faculty Articles. 266.