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ERIC Number: EJ1148628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Gender Differences in Online Participation: Examining a History and a Mathematics Open Foundation Online Course
Morante, Annette; Djenidi, Valerie; Clark, Helene; West, Susan
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v57 n2 p266-293 Jul 2017
With enrolment and completion rates in the University of Newcastle's online Open Foundation enabling program being considerably higher for women than for men, this case study investigates the engagement of male and female students in two different subject areas. History and Mathematics students' online behaviour is examined to identify whether they differ and if there is a correlation between time spent online and student results. Is low-level, or no online interaction a problem or does it differ for the two genders, and the two subjects? It is generally accepted that women engage more but does this lead to higher results for them? Students do not always appreciate how different the world of online learning is, and, in addition, some experience difficulties in understanding how to use Blackboard effectively. By examining students' online engagement we seek to identify the behaviours that lead to retention of students and ultimately to their successful completion of the program.
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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: United Kingdom (Newcastle upon Tyne)
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