The effect of locus of control on learners' sense of community and academic success in the context of online learning communities
Şahin Gökçearslan, Department of Informatics, Turkey ; Ayfer Alper, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, Turkey
Internet and Higher Education Volume 27, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
With the advancements in internet and its tools, students have started using online learning communities, where they come together to discuss their opinions. While various studies have been carried out in relation to the design of efficient learning environments at online platforms, some of them have taken the individual characteristics of the students into consideration. This study aims to determine the effect of the locus of control on the sense of community and academic success as individual characteristics. The study was carried out with the teacher candidates who enrolled in the Programming Languages II Course in the Computer Teaching and Instructional Technology Program in Turkey. Problem-based learning method was applied in online learning environment. According to the results of the research, the environment, which was developed considering the type of the locus of control, had no effect on the sense of online learning community and the level of academic success.
Gökçearslan, Ş. & Alper, A. (2015). The effect of locus of control on learners' sense of community and academic success in the context of online learning communities. Internet and Higher Education, 27(1), 64-73. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved April 1, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/199132/.
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