Through the observing the Fo rum data, the data are collected in order to answer these questions:
What is the degree of interaction of the Forum (instructor-learner, learner- learner)?
What is the degree of participation of the Forum?
What is the impact of discussion forum in student critical thinking?
The forum supports the learning experience of the learners in observble way
The learners learns or develope some skills as a result of participating in this forum
There is ahigh level of interaction between learners them selves
The level of interaction between instructor and learners was low.
The forum has an impact in student participation, and critical thinking
The majority of the students said that this forum was informative and useful as shown in the graph. This is because the topic of the forum touch a very important area of the course. Also, many posts fit the problem which had stated in the forum in a logic and useful way.
As the result of the survey, the forum fits exactly the issues in the course study of tech3000.
The result shows that the forum fit the needs of the students. Only 13% said that the forum doesn't fit their needs. It fit the needs because it was interactive and suggests many instructions related to the topic in the way of debate or disagreement.
The result shows that there is some students know about the topic before while others not. This mean that the forum add new knowledge for some students that attend the forum
The students learn a lot of things after participating in this forum which mean that the level of learning is high
The forum could add new opinions for small amount of students
Almost all the student agree that the instructor participation is important for them.
Almost all the students want to learn more about the subject which mean it could to interest them.
The result shows that the instructor was not available to interact with learners which is a considerable point.
The result shows that the student like to interact with them which is indicator for the digree of the interaction between students
Discussion forum of TECH 3000(5/2009) http://moodle.squ.edu.om/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=18299