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dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Joi L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAntonacci, David M.
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011 Fallen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 25, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Joi L. Mooreen_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Information science and learning technologies.en_US
dc.description"December 2011"en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractOnline learning is an important and rapidly growing area, and asynchronous discussions are a vital component of online courses. This doctoral study examined the influence of discussion moderator messages, specifically messages with direct instruction content, had on those discussions. This study obtained data from content analysis of course discussions. The subjects for this study were the instructor and all 15 students enrolled in a fully-online graduate course at a large, public university medical center. The study found that the direct instruction content of an instructor message influenced students replying to that instructor message as well as students reading other student replies to that instructor message. The current study found that the direct instruction content of the instructor message may also influence students reading an instructor message and students responding to other replies to that instructor message. Instructors can use these findings to more effectively moderate their online discussions.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 203 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherAntonacciD-121211-D7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14389
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations
dc.subjectcomputer mediated communicationen_US
dc.subjectonline learningen_US
dc.subjectcontent analysisen_US
dc.subjectteaching presenceen_US
dc.titleThe influence of direct instruction on asynchronous educational discussionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation science and learning technologiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineInformation science and learning technologieseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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