Qualitative assessment of student's critical thinking skills on asynchronous online discussions

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Abstract

Developing student's critical thinking skills (CTS) has become an important issue in higher education. This study developed an effective assessment method, focusing on qualitatively evaluating student's CTS demonstrated through asynchronous online discussions. Examples of how the online discussions were coded and analyzed based on the developed coding scheme will be demonstrated. The developed qualitative assessment provides a valuable tool for researchers and educators to foster, monitor and analyze students' CTS more objectively and systematically in computer conferencing applications. In addition, the research results also indicated that with appropriate course design and instructional interventions, CTS can be fostered in asynchronous online discussions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Education and Technology, ICET 2005
Pages166-171
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
EventIASTED International Conference on Education and Technology, ICET 2005 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 2005 Jul 42005 Jul 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Education and Technology, ICET 2005
Volume2005

Other

OtherIASTED International Conference on Education and Technology, ICET 2005
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period05-07-0405-07-06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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