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Journal Issue
Volume 6 Issue 1 / Mar 2008  pp1‑75

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Evaluating Online Dialogue on "Security" Using a Novel Instructional Design  pp1‑10

Payal Arora

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Managing e‑Learning: What are the Real Implications for Schools?  pp11‑18

Helen Boulton

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Online Students: Relationships between Participation, Demographics and Academic Performance  pp19‑28

J. Coldwell, A. Craig, T. Paterson, J. Mustard

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Abstract

Using information technology to support teaching and learning is becoming ubiquitous in tertiary education. However, how students participate and perform when a major component of the learning experience is conducted via an online learning environment is still an open question. The objective of this study was to investigate any relationships between the participation, demographics and academic performance of students in an information technology course that was taught wholly online. Through a detailed analysis of tracking data of student participation, which was automatically collected by the online learning environment, it was found that a relationship existed between students' participation in the online learning environment and their performance, as measured by final results in the course. Relationships also existed between gender, nationality, participation and performance. However, there was no relationship between age and performance and participation. These findings suggest that when designing online learning for a diverse population, student demographics should be taken into account to maximise the benefits of the learning experience. 

 

Keywords: culture, diversity, online learning, participation

 

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Rengasamy Elango, Vijaya Kumar Gudep, M. Selvam

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Bridging the Gap — Taking the Distance out of e‑Learning  pp42‑51

Peter Karlsudd, Yael TÃ¥gerud

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Pedagogical Approaches and Technical Subject Teaching through Internet Media  pp52‑65

Olubodun Olufemi

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A Sociological Inquiry into Time Management in Postgraduate Studies by e‑Learning in Greece  pp66‑75

Marios Vryonides

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