Discussion Board Engagement Study

Does instructor engagement on discussion board activities affect an online student's grade?

When it comes to online education, a key factor in a student's success is that the student feels a personal connection to the University, the instructor, and their fellow classmates. Discussion boards can be a great way for students to build that feeling of connection.

Over a six-month period of time, I recorded the amount and quality of discussion board engagement for 15 instructors teaching the same course online. I also recorded the final grades for the discussion board activities for all students within that time.

I'm currently analyzing the collected data and intend to submit the results for publication.

More Coming Soon!

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