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Web-based Forums: Effects of Their Use on Students’ Success
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, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Results of a study on the effects of use of Web-based forum tool on the success of students and their in-class participation is reported. The study was undertaken at a large university in Turkey. Forty-nine students were matched first and then randomly assigned into one or the other section of a course, control and experimental groups. In addition to access to a course Web site, a Web-based forum tool was used to augment the face-to-face classroom activities for the experimental group while the control group was only allowed to access the course Web site. Experimental group was found to be more successful according to the results of a t-test analysis of the mean scores of their various assessments.

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Askun, C.S. (2007). Web-based Forums: Effects of Their Use on Students’ Success. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2308-2315). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 1, 2020 from .

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