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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008
June 30, 2008
Joseph Luca & Edgar R. Weippl
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Students’ involvement in online interaction might relate to individual differences. The relationship between individual differences and students’ learning and actions in online interaction needs to be explored. The main purposes of the study were to examine (1) how individual differences related to students’ actions in online discussion, and (2) how individual differences in students’ actions related to students’ learning outcomes. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in the research to analyze students’ verbal responses in the discussion forum. The results of the study indicate that some of the individual variables correlated significantly with students’ actions in online discussion (p < 0.05). Students’ action also correlated significantly with their learning outcomes (p < 0.0001)