Students' Impressions on the Effectiveness of Online Discussion Forums
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Keywords

Interaction
learning
Online discussion forums
participation
positive learning experience

How to Cite

Vijayavalsalan, B. (2018). Students’ Impressions on the Effectiveness of Online Discussion Forums. Research in Social Sciences and Technology, 3(1), 86-108. Retrieved from http://ressat.org/index.php/ressat/article/view/344

Abstract

Purpose: The study has evaluated the effectiveness of online discussion forums among the students of Abu Dhabi University, UAE. Results: The results have shown strong association between positive learning experience and frequency of student participation in discussion forums. However, no statistical significance (p-value=0.306) has been observed among online forums and age of the participants for developing critical thinking skills. Moreover, a significant difference has been identified in students’ participation on the effectiveness of online discussion (p-value=0.000). Conclusion: It is concluded that online discussion forums serve as an efficient and effective tool for interaction among the participants.
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