Roads to Research: Dr. Mickie Noble
Please join us on April 27 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quarterdeck for Dr. Mickie Noble's presentation: A Tale of Two Programs: Investigation of Problem-Based Learning Online Discussions of Undergraduate Science Learners Using the Community of Inquiry Model
This work is part of a larger mixed methods study that uses a content analysis approach based on the Community of Inquiry Model to examine indicators of critical thinking in online problem-based learning discussion posts from an undergraduate ecotoxicology course. The course is taught in the context of a multidisciplinary BSc in Environmental Science or Environmental Management program. Key research questions for this work are: Do students from distance and blended courses take different approaches to asynchronous online PBL? Does this approach change over time? Dr. Noble will be share some preliminary results based on the analysis of eight cohorts of distance and blended learners that highlight differences and similarities in group approaches and organization to online PBL and how these characteristics may impact assessment of these discussion groups.