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1. Tollison, Christopher Scott. THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE.

Degree: PhD, Instructional Systems, Leadership, and Workforce Development, 2009, Mississippi State University

The current study investigates the effects of preparing learners for an online debate through a worked example in terms of student perception, participation, level of cognitive skill, and electronic interaction patterns. There has been a change in the focus of distance learning research from comparative media studies to the means to improve the quality of distance education. One of the key elements in this changing impetus are strategies to promote interaction such as the introduction of structure or scaffolding argumentation (McIsaac & Blocher, 1998). One such strategy is the online debate in which students are organized into teams to take a position on an issue and argue on its behalf (Jeong, 2004). The debate is constrained through the addition of rules and specific message headers. Well-designed quality interaction holds the potential to create more satisfied learners and higher quality learning outcomes (Muirhead, 2002), but in the absence of quality, interaction has been found to actually lead to a decrease in satisfaction, participation, and performance (Joung & Keller, 2004; Kreijns, Kirschner, & Jochems, 2002). One way to ensure quality within interactive exercises such as online debate is to prepare students through a worked example. A worked example models an experts work and demonstrates desired behaviors for the learner to study (Atkinson, Derry, Renkl, & Wortham, 2000). Students were randomly assigned to teams to participate in an online debate with half being given access to a worked example before participating. In order to examine the effects of the worked example on students perceived satisfaction and level of preparedness, a survey was administered at various points throughout the semester. Additionally, debate transcripts were analyzed for participation, cognitive skill, and interaction patterns. The results demonstrate that students prepared through a worked example participated more frequently, wrote more words or phrases that encouraged the participation of others, and used higher-order thinking skills. The conclusion was that worked examples can be used to model behaviors for students to emulate. The implication being that instructors should consider providing worked examples before engaging students in online debate and future research should examine the efficacy of a worked example in preparing learners for other types of interactive activities. Advisors/Committee Members: Kui Xie (chair), James Adams (committee member), Connie M. Forde (committee member), Jianzhong Xu (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: learner preparedness; worked example; distance education

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APA (6th Edition):

Tollison, C. S. (2009). THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE. (Doctoral Dissertation). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07012009-171819/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tollison, Christopher Scott. “THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07012009-171819/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tollison, Christopher Scott. “THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE.” 2009. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Tollison CS. THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07012009-171819/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Tollison CS. THE EFFECT OF A WORKED EXAMPLE ON ONLINE DEBATE QUALITY IN AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSE. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2009. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-07012009-171819/ ;


Mississippi State University

2. Miller, Nicole C. Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school.

Degree: PhD, Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, 2012, Mississippi State University

Increasingly virtual worlds are being used to provide new and varied learning opportunities by various educational organizations such as universities, K-12 schools, and museums (Dembo, 2008; Ketelhut, Nelson, Clarke, & Dede, 2010; The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time, 2008). Simultaneously teacher preparation programs are increasingly being offered online (Minsun & Yoon-Joo, 2009; Saltmarsh & Sutherland-Smith, 2010; Sawchuk, 2009; Schrum, Burbank, & Capps, 2007). However, these more traditional online asynchronous learning experiences are often more challenging in several ways: (a) they require greater self-regulation (Artino & Stephens, 2009; Bol & Garner, 2011), (b) they have been reported as sometimes less effective than face-to-face learning (Hudson, 2006; C. L. Peterson & Bond, 2004; Saltmarsh & Sutherland-Smith, 2010; Zirkle, 2002); and (c) they have sometimes been perceived as less effective (E. I. Allen & Seaman, 2011; Huss, 2007). Given the potential of virtual worlds for teaching and learning, it was believed that the use of a virtual world for middle level teacher preparation might provide a solution to some of these reported challenges of online learning. The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the experiences of online middle level teacher candidates using a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) for teacher preparation. Case study methodology was employed, using multiple data sources including interviews, surveys, observations, snapshots, course artifacts, and the primary researchers journal. All data were coded and reviewed iteratively to inductively deduce the nature of the participants experiences. The data indicate middle level teacher preparation in the MUVE was more supportive and engaging than traditional online-learning experience, and was useful for learning about middle level education. Though the participants found the experiences to be positive, distractions including personal and technical issues played a role. This study offers insights on the use and implementation of MUVEs in online middle level teacher preparation. Advisors/Committee Members: Jianzhong Xu (chair), Nicole L. Thompson (committee member), Dana Pomykal Franz (committee member), Kui Xie (committee member), R. Dwight Hare (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: virtual world; middle level; teacher preparation

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APA (6th Edition):

Miller, N. C. (2012). Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school. (Doctoral Dissertation). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-10232012-235218/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Miller, Nicole C. “Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-10232012-235218/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Miller, Nicole C. “Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school.” 2012. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Miller NC. Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2012. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-10232012-235218/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Miller NC. Online teacher candidates experiences in a virtual world for the preparation to teach middle school. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2012. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-10232012-235218/ ;

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