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ERIC Number: EJ1062534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Pattern of Accesses over Time in an Online Asynchronous Forum and Academic Achievements
Canal, Luisa; Ghislandi, Patrizia; Micciolo, Rocco
British Journal of Educational Technology, v46 n3 p619-628 May 2015
In this study, the participation of 119 students in an online asynchronous forum as part of an academic course on statistical methods was evaluated. The pattern of accesses during the course was analyzed by means of the cumulative mean function. Taking into account the times (hours) at which accesses occurred, it is possible to achieve more accurate and more sensitive assessment of the role of concomitant variables (gender, final mark of the high school attended, examination outcome). As far as academic achievement was concerned, it emerged that graduating probability within 3.5 years from the end of the course was related only to a regular posting activity and not to the overall number of accesses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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