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ERIC Number: EJ932141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Promoting Student Learning by Having College Students Participate in an Online Environment
Lo, Celia C.; Johnson, Ebony; Tenorio, Kimberly
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n2 p1-15 Apr 2011
Using data collected in spring 2009 from students at a southern research university enrolled in either of 2 sections of a general education course that fulfilled a social/behavioral sciences graduation requirement, the present study examined whether participating in online assignments enhanced students' satisfaction with those assignments and with their learning. Online assignments included chapter exams, video questions, and survey questions; they were due weekly. Additional online assignments were 2 threaded discussions over the semester. The study used subjective and objective measures of student learning. Overall results confirmed that having students participate in online assignments can promote student satisfaction and foster critical thinking and deep learning. Practice implications are briefly discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A