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The Quality of Online Discussion Reported by Graduate Students


Quarterly Review of Distance Education Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1528-3518


This study examined online group discussion from students' perspectives to determine what characteristics students identify as meaningful to their online learning. Participants were 142 graduate students in the Southeast. The multiple regression results revealed that quality of online discussion was positively associated with communication media, computer experience, discussion interest, and strategy for preparation. Males reported statistically higher scores in quality of discussion. In addition, quality of discussion was negatively associated with group partner. (Contains 2 tables.)


Du, J. & Xu, J. (2010). The Quality of Online Discussion Reported by Graduate Students. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 11(1), 13-24. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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