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An investigation on college students’ low motivation toward asynchronous online discussions
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, , Texas Tech University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

A mixed research method was used to investigate the reasons why students often keep silence or have low motivation in online discussions. The findings of this study indicated that college students’ interest level of discussion topics may be considered a significant predictor to their motivation in asynchronous online discussions. Low interest level of topics decreases students’ attention and reduce their motivation for online discussion. Likewise, a free and open discussion environment can prompt students to more actively participate in online discussion and express their true ideas.

Citation

Han, N. & Crooks, S. (2013). An investigation on college students’ low motivation toward asynchronous online discussions. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2041-2043). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 19, 2019 from .