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Abstract: This paper reports on a causal-comparative study that investigated potential differences in students' participation in asynchronous online learning environments according to their professional experience. In the study, 893 messages from 77 students in an online master's program in human resource development (HRD) at a large U.S. university were analyzed. The research shed light on an important component of online education by illuminating ways in which novices and experienced students... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
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Date Added to MERLOT: June 05, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2014
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Submitter: Julia Zammit
Keywords: distance education, experts, online graduate program, asynchronous discussion board, novices

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