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Mentor and Learner Discourse in Online Courses
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This research was grounded on the assumption that there is a correlation between the extent of Mentor discourse and the extent of Learner Discourse (MLD) in discussion forums of online courses. It was also grounded on the assumption that MLD is a factor of importance to learners and the vitality of the online institution. A quantitative path analysis and content analysis were used to conduct this study. The findings of this study suggest that there is a direct relationship between instructor discourse and learner discourse in online courses. This relationship was of practical and statistical significance. MLD is a factor of great importance to mentors and learners. These findings contribute to a better understanding of MLD leading to learner success, satisfaction, and retention.

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Kiriakidis, P. (2008). Mentor and Learner Discourse in Online Courses. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2818-2827). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 6, 2020 from .

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