Investigating the inclusion of online discussions to enhance students' learning in general education undergraduate classes


  • Cindy Gunn The American University of Sharjah



online discussions, learner autonomy, reflective practice, blended learning


Discussion of class material has many educational benefits. In today's modern computerized society, these discussions no longer need to be confined to the classroom setting. This paper discusses students' reactions to the inclusion of online discussions at the undergraduate level. In addition, the author illustrates how the students' comments and concerns have been incorporated over three semesters to improve the assignment for future students.


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