Journal article

Chronicling engagement: students’ experience of online learning over time

T Muir, N Milthorpe, C Stone, J Dyment, E Freeman, B Hopwood

Distance Education | Published : 2019

Abstract

Although there is ample research into student engagement in online learning, much of this investigates the student experience through surveys administered at a fixed point in time, usually at the exit point of a single unit of study or course. The study described in this paper, by contrast, aimed to understand online student engagement over a whole semester, guided by two overarching questions: What factors impact students’ engagement over a semester? What factors account for fluctuation in engagement levels over time? This paper presents results from weekly feedback on online education students’ engagement over the length of one semester at a regional Australian university. It also chronicl..

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