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ERIC Number: EJ859666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
The Impact of Online Discussion on Face-to-Face Discussion and Academic Achievement
Yu, Serena W.
American Secondary Education, v37 n2 p4-25 Spr 2009
The purpose of this study was to research the effects of online discussion on face-to-face (F2F) classroom participation and academic achievement for 18 public high school students in a senior English class. The teacher used a variety of data collection including surveys, test scores, journal reflections, and teacher observations to study the effects of this technological tool. The results showed that the online intervention increased students' rate of participation and comfort level in F2F discussions, but it did not produce any quantitatively measured increase in academic achievement. The implication is that while online discussion has some benefits, further research is required to better understand its effect on academic achievement. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A