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Assignments that increase students’ motivation in online courses
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]
There is a high drop-out rate in distance courses. One of the reasons for this is that students miss the informal and collegial contact with other students that is otherwise provided in on-campus courses. The presented study is based on an assumption that if students could be encouraged to give each other more personal online feedback, the students would also take initiatives to informal and collegial contact via collaboration tools. The presented experiments demonstrate that a combination of specially designed assignments during distance courses will highly increase the amount of spontaneous feedback between students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
Keyword [en]
distance courses asignment
Keyword [sv]
distansutbildning inlämningsuppgifter
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Information Science
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-51856OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-51856DiVA: diva2:386326
Available from: 2011-01-12 Created: 2011-01-12

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