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ERIC Number: EJ1178647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1492-3831
Applying Learning Analytics to Explore the Effects of Motivation on Online Students' Reading Behavioral Patterns
Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Lin, Che-Tsun; Chou, Chien
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v19 n2 p209-227 Apr 2018
This study aims to apply a sequential analysis to explore the effect of learning motivation on online reading behavioral patterns. The study's participants consisted of 160 graduate students who were classified into three group types: low reading duration with low motivation, low reading duration with high motivation, and high reading duration based on a second-order cluster analysis. After performing a sequential analysis, this study reveals that highly motivated students exhibited a relatively serious reading pattern in a multitasking learning environment, and that online reading duration was a significant indicator of motivation in taking an online course. Finally, recommendations were provided to instructors and researchers based on the results of the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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