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Dr. Christa Asterhan - Connected Teachers: Teacher Discourse in Online Learning

posted Jan 31, 2013, 3:10 AM by Yotam Hod
Based on empirical research, Dr. Christa Asterhan will present cutting-edge research on how teachers participate in online learning, including social media sites like Facebook, and others. 

Dr. Christa Asterhan is a Lecturer at the Hebrew University's School of Education since July 2010. She obtained her Ph.D. (2007) in Educational Psychology from the Hebrew University and a B.A. in Psychology and the B.A. Honorary Program from Haifa University. She was a post-doctoral associate with Lauren Resnick at the Learning Research and Development Center, Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC). Her research focuses on cognitive and social aspects of learning through verbal interaction with other humans, in face-to-face as well as computer-mediated settings. Among others, she studies the effect of peer argumentation and peer refutation on conceptual change learning, discourse goals in argumentation and collaborative learning, computer-mediated discussion tools in classrooms, teacher support of peer group discussions and teacher-student interactions in social networks technology.