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What Influences the Students' Learning Experience? The Impact of Peer Learning in an Online Environment


Sakulwichitsintu, S, What Influences the Students' Learning Experience? The Impact of Peer Learning in an Online Environment, Proceedings of 2016 IEEE 14th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 8-10 August 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 94-96. ISBN 978-1-5090-4066-7 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/DASC-PICom-DataCom-CyberSciTec.2016.31


This poster reports on some key research findings of a research-in-progress project investigating what factors influence the students' learning experience while they study in an online environment. Online peer learning activities combined with current technology are expected to improve students' learning experience. The students were asked to respond to two online surveys (beginning and end of semester) and attend virtual focus groups. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with the teaching team. The questions raised were in the areas of relevance, reflection, interaction, teacher support, peer support, making sense, and course technology. This research utilizes a mixed method (quantitative & qualitative) data collection and data analysis. Some key research findings from the research to date show that the most appropriate technology-supported tools used by teaching team influence on improving students' learning experience based on level of interaction. Also, frequency of communication between students is not an indicator of importance for improving students' learning experience. Making sense of message, deeper perception of ideas or contribution, and ideas explanation should be considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:learning experience, peer learning, online peer learning, factors
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sakulwichitsintu, S (Mrs Songlak Sakulwichitsintu)
ID Code:117500
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-06-16
Last Modified:2017-06-16

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