ERIC Number: EJ791803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 11
Does an Interactive WebCT Site Help Students Learn?
Elicker, Joelle D.; O'Malley, Alison L.; Williams, Christine M.
Teaching of Psychology, v35 n2 p126-131 Apr 2008
We examined whether students with access to a supplemental course Web site enhanced with e-mail, discussion boards, and chat room capability reacted to it more positively than students who used a Web site with the same content but no communication features. Students used the Web sites on a voluntary basis. At the end of the semester, students using the enhanced site earned more points in the class than students using the basic Web site. Additionally, students using the enhanced site reported using it more often and reported higher satisfaction with the Web site, course, and instructor. We discuss practical implications of these findings. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Online Courses, Internet, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, College Students, Web Based Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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