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Year 2021, Volume 22, Issue 4, 43 - 57, 01.10.2021
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1002759

Abstract

References

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QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS: CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A SCALE THAT VALUES STUDENT PERCEPTION

Year 2021, Volume 22, Issue 4, 43 - 57, 01.10.2021
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1002759

Abstract

Online learning is a reality in much of the world. Among the tools available for online learning, there are Online Discussion Forums (ODF), due to their potential to promote collaborative learning. However, there is a lack in the literature about the evaluation of the forums, a gap marked by the absence of quantitative tools that make it possible to evaluate the forums from the student’s perspective. In this sense, the objective of this paper was to develop and validate a Quality Perception of Online Discussion Forums (QPODF) scale. To this end, quantitative research was carried out with students of postgraduate courses lato sensu the online distance education. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis was used to validate the QPODF scale. The results demonstrate that the quality of the construct perceived online discussion forums has two dimensions “Forum Structure” and “Forum Mediation.” The two identified factors were shown to be consistent and accurate to measure the quality of online forums. Moreover, the theoretical approach used to compose the scale is convergent with the measurement model proposed in the paper.

References

  • Alghamdi, A. (2013). Pedagogical implications of using discussion board to improve student learning in higher education. Higher Education Studies, 3(5), 68-80.
  • AlJeraisy, M. N., Mohammad, H., Fayyoumi, A., and Alrashideh, W. (2015). Web 2.0 in education: The impact of discussion board on student performance and satisfaction. The Turkish On-line Journal of Educational Technology, 14(2), 247-259.
  • Alzahrani, M. G. (2017). The Effect of Using On-line Discussion Forums on Students’ Learning. Turkish On-line Journal of Educational Technology-TOJET, 16(1), 164-176.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Alessandro Silva DE OLIVEIRA This is me (Primary Author)
Brazil


Matheus Alberto Rodrigues SILVA This is me
Brazil


Dirceu DA SILVA This is me
Brazil


Richardson Coimbra BORGES This is me
Brazil

Publication Date October 1, 2021
Application Date June 3, 2020
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 22, Issue 4

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APA De Olıveıra, A. S. , Sılva, M. A. R. , Da Sılva, D. & Borges, R. C. (2021). QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS: CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A SCALE THAT VALUES STUDENT PERCEPTION . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (4) , 43-57 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.1002759