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ERIC Number: EJ889343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
The Quality of Online Discussion Reported by Graduate Students
Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v11 n1 p13-24 2010
This study examined online group discussion from students' perspectives to determine what characteristics students identify as meaningful to their online learning. Participants were 142 graduate students in the Southeast. The multiple regression results revealed that quality of online discussion was positively associated with communication media, computer experience, discussion interest, and strategy for preparation. Males reported statistically higher scores in quality of discussion. In addition, quality of discussion was negatively associated with group partner. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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