IGI Global Editor to Host Webinar on Online Discussion in Education

IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in applied research publications on all aspects of information technology management, is pleased to announce the next presentation in its Online Symposium Series. On Monday, April 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm (EST), Dr. Leonard Shedletsky of the University of Southern Maine, USA will host a Webinar on online discussion in education. Titled “Producing Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking in the College Classroom: In Search of Authentic Online Discussion,” the Webinar will raise questions about what teachers can do to increase interaction and critical thinking in the virtual classroom, as some scholars say that we do not really lead a discussion as much as we are led by it, and others would suggest that we design and structure discussions in order to move them forward.

Dr. Shedletsky will also discuss his recently published casebook, Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes, which contains examples of online discussions in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes, allowing readers to understand what is likely to facilitate discussion online, what is likely to encourage collaborative meaning-making, what is likely to encourage productive, supportive, engaged discussion, and what is likely to foster critical thinking.

To learn more about the upcoming symposium, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/Advertisements/Symposium/Symposium.aspx. To sign-up, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/Advertisements/Symposium/SymposiumParticipationForm.aspx. Please contact e-resources@igi-global.com, 717-533-8845 x133 or 866-342-6657, for additional questions or concerns.

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