An Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boards
|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.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|
|dc.subject.lcsh||Electronic discussion groups||en|
|dc.title||An Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boards||en|
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