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ERIC Number: EJ1102775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
Participation in the Virtual Environment of Blended College Courses: An Activity Study of Student Performance
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Hargis, Jace; Mayberry, John
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v17 n3 p263-275 Apr 2016
This paper describes a study of success factors in the introductory semester of liberal studies blended courses offered at the bachelor of science level. The influence of student participation in the online course environment was examined, as measured by the number of times students logged into the learning management system (LMS) and average session length. These measures were correlated with final course grades to increase understanding of the participation patterns of successful students. The resulting patterns and their implications are identified. We observe that students with an intermediate number of logins and average session length tended to exhibit the optimal level of course performance with students who logged in near the low or high amount of times tending to receive lower grades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; United Arab Emirates