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Journal Issue
Volume 4 Issue 2 / Jan 2006  pp111‑148

Editor: Shirley Williams

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e‑Learning System Overview based on Semantic Web  pp111‑118

Yas A. Alsultanny

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Establishing Effective e‑Learning Communities within the Teaching Profession: Comparing Two Projects to Discover the Necessary Ingredients.  pp119‑126

Ros Evansand Eileen Bellett

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The Importance of Online Community in Student Academic Performance  pp127‑132

Martin Graff

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Abstract

This study sought to investigate four separate issues regarding student performance in a blended learning environment in the delivery of a Psychology course to 140 University undergraduates. Firstly, to investigate the relationship between student performance on three different coursework assignments and their performance on interim online assessments. Secondly, to investigate the relationship between student performance on coursework assignments and their perceptions of online community. Thirdly, to investigate the relationship between students' online community scores and their engagement with an online assessment. Finally, to look at the relationship between students' cognitive information processing style and coursework performance. The findings revealed that student coursework performance was positively related to their engagement with the online assessments. Furthermore, student online community scores were related to their coursework performance as was cognitive style. The results are discussed in terms of a consideration of these three factors in course design within a blended learning framework. 

 

Keywords: Community, cognitive style, interim assessment

 

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Developing the Communities of Practice, Framework for On‑Line Learning  pp133‑140

Pam Moule

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Using Conceptual Lattices to Represent Fine Granular Learning Objects through SCORM Meta‑Objects  pp141‑148

Luciano Silva, Pollyana N. Mustaro, Denise Stringhini, Ismar F. Silveira

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