Title

The online writing lab (OWL) and the forum: A tool for writers in distance education environments

Department

Physician Assistant

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning

Publication Date

2002-04-01

Volume

4

Issue

1

Abstract

The integration of the static web pages with the dynamic forum for an effective learning experience on the online writing lab (OWL) is discussed. The creation of OWL to promote collaborative learning environments requires the utilization of a threaded discussion groups, forum, or web board software within a course management system as an editorial device. The stategies of combining instructional material from the static web pages on the department's OWL offers written feedback to students in discussion group environments. The integration of the forum with instructional web pages on the part of OWL, helps in managing a wealth of information for dynamic and effective instruction.

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