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Social capital from online discussion forums

Posted on 30 Jul 2015 with 0 comments
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Tools such as discussion forums are commonly used to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas in fully online and blended learning environments. Do students who actively participate in a unit’s online discussion forum achieve a higher final result than those who do not participate? A study investigates the role online discussion forums can play in generating opportunities for students to build and establish social capital in order to support their academic endeavours.


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