Promoting argumentative competence by self-assessment rubric in online discussion forums

The objective of this paper is to determine differences on performance levels when students use a self-assessment rubric into online discussion forums as a tool to write a good message. This educational experience was in online forums about human sexual education for medical students. A quasi-experi...

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Autor Principal: Guzmán Cedillo, Yunuen Ixchel
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/12931
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22836
Sumario: The objective of this paper is to determine differences on performance levels when students use a self-assessment rubric into online discussion forums as a tool to write a good message. This educational experience was in online forums about human sexual education for medical students. A quasi-experimental research design was developed. In one forum (16) students use a rubric for writing their messages, their performance level was compare to levels from other forums (7,16 y 21) through Wilcoxon test analysis. Results suggest that using a self-assessment rubric promotes argumentative competence in four of five rubric’s elements. Writing messages is a complex activity where different abilities are mixed at the same time.