Online Discussion and Learning Outcomes
AbstractIn this paper we describe how we used online discussion forums to complement lecture presentations. We collected data on student usage and surveyed student opinion in several online/blended sections. Our hypothesis is that increased student participation in online discussion forums will increase learner engagement and learning outcomes. Using panel data we estimate a fixed effects model and find active participation in the discussion board has a positive effect on exam score at a statistically significant level. JEL Classification: A2, A22 Key words: Online Instruction, Social Media, Facebook
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