Students’ perspective on the impact of a web-based discussion forum on student learning

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dc.contributor.author Patel, Jimmy
dc.contributor.author Adekoya, Alex
dc.contributor.author Patel, Jimmy en_US
dc.contributor.author Adekoya, Alex en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-14T19:58:01Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-12-14T19:58:01Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-10 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/3008 en_US
dc.description Faculty Advisor: Abieyuwa Aghayere http://fie.engrng.pitt.edu/fie2006/papers/1820.pdf en_US
dc.description.abstract It is often said that students learn best from their peers, thus it is beneficial to promote student-to-student interactions inside and outside of the classroom. A Webbased discussion forum is one way of facilitating these interactions. At Rochester Institute of Technology, every oncampus course has a website, which includes e-mail and discussion forum sections, and areas where the course syllabus, homework, and grades can be posted. The level of usage of these course websites varies across RIT, with many instructors using the websites solely for posting course syllabus and grades, and few using the discussion forum. The authors conducted a survey of students in the structural analysis and structural loads courses to determine the impact of online discussion forums on student learning in engineering technology on-campus courses. The survey results and correlation of students’ participation rates with course grades indicate a positive impact on student learning in these oncampus courses. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CAST Scholarship Incentive Grant (SIG)
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers in Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries S4F
dc.subject Online discussion forum,
dc.subject Student learning
dc.subject Student-to-student interaction
dc.subject Web-based courses
dc.title Students’ perspective on the impact of a web-based discussion forum on student learning en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US

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