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Analysing the impact of e-learning technology on students’ engagement, attendance and performance

Shah, RK and Barkas, L (2018) Analysing the impact of e-learning technology on students’ engagement, attendance and performance. Research in Learning Technology, 26. ISSN 2156-7069

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Abstract

In higher education, e-learning technology, such as Blackboard (Bb) is widely used and has become a popular worldwide tool. It helps reduce the communication gap between students and tutors, without time and location constraints. The study of student engagement and the impact on performance is a key issue in higher educational research, so identifying how students use e-learning technology can help contribute to how to design e-learning materials that further support student engagement. The quantitative research study examined two undergraduate engineering modules. Utilising the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) the number of clicks students made on Bb was assessed against their classroom attendance, engagement with activities and their performance in the final grade in the module assessment. The outcomes contribute to the developing literature on students’ interaction with online learning, by providing an insight into the way students’ use of e-learning materials influences their performance in their studies

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 13:27
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 13:28
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9522

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