Students' use of online academic resources within a course web site and its relationship with their course performance : an exploratory study

Perera, Luckmika and Richardson, Peter 2010, Students' use of online academic resources within a course web site and its relationship with their course performance : an exploratory study, Accounting education : an international journal, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 587-600.

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Title Students' use of online academic resources within a course web site and its relationship with their course performance : an exploratory study
Author(s) Perera, Luckmika
Richardson, Peter
Journal name Accounting education : an international journal
Volume number 19
Issue number 6
Start page 587
End page 600
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Loughborough, England
Publication date 2010-12
ISSN 0963-9284
1468-4489
Keyword(s) online learning
undergraduate accounting courses
online resources
students' examination performance
blended learning
Summary Prior research suggests that the online provision of course materials can have a positive impact on students' examination performance. This study adds to the existing literature by investigating the link between the students' use of different forms of online course provisions and tools (i.e. course materials, links and discussion forums) and the final examination performance of students in a second year undergraduate accounting course. Findings indicate a positive association between the number of online files viewed by students, the number of online discussion messages posted by them, and their examination performance. A significant relationship was not found between examination performance and the amount of time spent on the subject's web site, the viewing of links to web sites that were not core to the course being studied, or the passive reading of discussion messages. These findings support the benefits to be gained by providing course materials online and encouraging students to access the materials posted and to participate actively in online discussion.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032211

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