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The factors stimulating students’ willingness participation in an asynchronous online discussion
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, FSU, United States ; , Hanyang University, Korea (South)

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this study on was to explore what makes learners active in an asynchronous online discussion and how students interact online in a student-centered environment. For the purpose, one class was used that consisted of nine students. For the beginning of the exploration, this study conducted a simple survey to figure out the major factors to stimulate their participation. Then, researchers conducted content analysis of the asynchronous discussion to understand in-depth structure of learners learning on the basis of the results of the survey. The results indicated task familiarity and instructor's student-like participation pattern mainly influenced on students' voluntarily participation in the asynchronous online discussion. The results of this study will be helpful for practitioners and researchers who are interested in using asynchronous online discussion as a learning tool by providing some aspects highly related with learners' active participation.

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Kim, H. & Kim, M. (2006). The factors stimulating students’ willingness participation in an asynchronous online discussion. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2080-2087). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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