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dc.contributor.authorLang, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorCostello, M.en
dc.identifier.citationLang, 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, Portugalen
dc.description.abstractThis 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.subjectLearner satisfactionen
dc.subjectBlended learningen
dc.subjectLearning effectivenessen
dc.subjectDiscussion boardsen
dc.subject.lcshStudent-centered learningen
dc.subject.lcshBlended learningen
dc.subject.lcshElectronic discussion groupsen
dc.titleAn Investigation of Factors Affecting Satisfactory Student Learning via On-Line Discussion Boardsen
dc.typeConference Paperen

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