Does Greater Participation in Online Courses Lead to Passing Grade? An EFL Learning Context
British Journal of Educational Technology, 44 (6), E199-E202
Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Date Written: 2013
Concerning the importance of class participation, a series of studies have been reported by researchers. Further studies in this area also investigated students’ participation in online language learning environments. The present study determined to investigate whether great interactions in online participations lead to passing grade at the end of the course. To do this, 112 undergraduates, comprising 57 male and 55 female students who enrolled for online English as a foreign Language (EFL) courses participated in this study. In order to find the relationship between online interaction and passing grades of the students, the collected data were analyzed by applying multiple regression analysis. The results of data analysis showed that the more students participated in online interactions, the more likely they would secure the passing grades. The findings further emphasized that passing grade in online courses can be predictable by the frequency of online participation.
Keywords: Class participation, English as a foreign Language (EFL), Passing grade, Online course
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