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An Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boards

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dc.contributor.author Lang, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Costello, M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-27T15:22:09Z en
dc.date.available 2009-07-27T15:22:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Lang, M., & Costello, M. (2009, April 22-24 ). "An Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boards". Paper presented at the m-ICTE2009 Conference Lisbon, Portugal en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/268 en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the factors which affect students¿ learning using on-line discussion boards. Following prior research into the use and acceptance of information technology in general, and of educational technologies in particular, we established our conceptual framework upon a number of dimensions: (1) learner, (2) instructor, (3) content, (4) social, and (5) design. The study employed an empirical approach using statistical and qualitative data analysis to examine the impact of on-line discussion boards on e-learner satisfaction, looking at various factors within these five dimensions. The discussion of findings includes such aspects as the instructor¿s role, the learner¿s attitude and anxiety, the sense of on-line social presence within a blended learning environment, the perceived usefulness and ease-of-use of the technology, and the effectiveness of on-line discussion boards as tools to promote reflective thinking. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Learner satisfaction en
dc.subject E-learning en
dc.subject Blended learning en
dc.subject Learning effectiveness en
dc.subject Discussion boards en
dc.subject.lcsh Student-centered learning en
dc.subject.lcsh Blended learning en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic discussion groups en
dc.title An Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boards en
dc.type Conference Paper en

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