Alternate use of electronic discussion forum as reporting tool in teaching computer literacy

Wai Ming YIP

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Abstract

This study examines an innovative use of electronic discussion forum in which students of a computer literacy class are asked to report their learning experience after each lesson. This module is offered for students of Computer major in Two-year full time pre-service Certification of Education programme. Records of what students learnt for each lesson not only refresh their own memory, consolidate their knowledge towards the subject content, re-iterate skill practice, and also share among themselves their own experience after an internalized reflection process by thinking and writing. This study will focus on students’ responses on self-reporting process through the use of electronic discussion forum, as well as their attitude towards peer review and interaction in a web-based learning environment. Students and teachers may then communicate and discuss issues in a synchronize mode after the lesson without the boundary of time and space. It is hoped to foster collaborative learning habits by interactions among one another. The article ends by discussing methodological issues and curriculum implications for implementing communication and learning in the web-based electronic communication system. Copyright © 2000 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui Winnie SO
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education
Pages359-362
ISBN (Print)9629491125
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Citation

Yip, W.-M. (2002). Alternate use of electronic discussion forum as reporting tool in teaching computer literacy. In K. S. Volk & W.-M. W. So (Eds.), Science technology education: Meeting the Challenges of Education Reform: Science & Technology Education Conference 2002 proceedings (pp. 359-362). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Dept., Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education, Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.

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