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ERIC Number: EJ1137140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Student Engagement: The Core Model and Inter-Cohort Analysis
Davis, Christopher J.; Kmetz, Karla
Information Systems Education Journal, v13 n3 p4-14 May 2015
Prior research in higher education shows that engagement has been inconsistently conceptualized: semantic inconsistency has been compounded by variations in the constructs used to operationalize engagement. Acknowledging these limitations, we conceptualize student engagement as a multi-faceted meta-construct, overcoming some of the limitations evident in prior studies. This supports a research design that enables us to tap the capacity of the LMS at our institution to operationalize the constructs that undergird the Bundrick et al (2014) model. Our inter-cohort analysis reveals significant variations in individuals' engagement with the on-line course. Our findings suggest that interactions among the primary elements of the learning environment--the student, the teacher, and the content--significantly affect engagement and student outcomes. Our findings also suggest an urgent need to deepen investigation of student engagement to more fully investigate the dynamics of interaction as on-line learning environments account for an increasing proportion of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Saint Petersburg)
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