Share Paper: Using Reflections and Questioning to Engage and Challenge Online Graduate Learners

  1. Yuliang Liu, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States
Tuesday, March 27 3:00-3:20 PM Banneker

Abstract: This paper aims to examine how the author used reflections and questioning as the major components of the Socratic method in teaching an online graduate class in instructional technology As in many online courses, the author employed the asynchronous online discussion where he was considered as the moderator and guide for the class Specifically, the instructional approach started with students’ initial written posts based on the assigned content and personal experience, as well as an extensive participation in written discussions every week This process included discipline specific questioning, creating a community where students reply to the instructor and students’ questions ...