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ERIC Number: EJ874952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
It's the Same Only Different: The Effect the Discussion Moderator Has on Student Participation in Online Class Discussions
Durrington, Vance A.; Yu, Chien
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v5 n2 p89-100 2004
Online discussions are an effective method used to enhance interactions among learners and the instructor. The study examined the differences in communication based on whether the discussions were instructor-moderated or peer-moderated and based on whether the classes consisted of undergraduate or graduate students. Results indicate that student classification had no significant effect on the level of participation in the online discussions. However, there were significant differences in the amount of student participation in the discussions that were moderated by their peers rather than the instructor. (Contains 7 tables.)
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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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