Pédagogie efficiente vers l'implantation d'une communauté d'apprentissage dans un séminaire d'études supérieures virtuel en mode synchrone : une analyse de cas

Authors: Saint-Jacques, Annie
Advisor: Power, Thomas MichaelUmbriaco, Michel
Abstract: This exploratory qualitative study focuses on the innovative application of the community of inquiry framework to synchronous online learning. This is the first study to report on efficient teaching strategies to foster a learning community in synchronous virtual graduate seminars and to explore this concrete application of blended online learning design. It is based on a multiple-case study (eight cases) that took place in five Francophone and Anglophone North American universities. Data collection consisted of forty hours of post facto observation of archived virtual seminars, sixty-one interviews conducted with faculty (n=9), teaching assistants (n=4), students (n=45) and instructional designers (n=3), as well as mid-term (n=50) and post-term (n=32) student surveys. The study confirms the importance of establishing a community of inquiry within a virtual graduate seminar. However, the socioconstructivist framework remains nebulous for several faculty and students, hence the importance of collaborative “culture” training. The study determines that socioconstructivist approaches contribute to the effectiveness of learning in virtual graduate seminars, identifies 30 attributes of a virtual graduate seminar and reports on 26 effective teaching practices that can be used to inform guidelines for quality online learning. It highlights the crucial role of the faculty member as the facilitator of a rich and ongoing dialogue in the virtual classroom. The multiple-case study reports high satisfaction levels among both faculty and students towards the virtual graduate seminar.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/23715
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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