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The impact of learner engagement on performance outcomes: a longitudinal study in accounting education

journal contribution
posted on 2021-04-01, 00:00 authored by Vincent Bicudo de CastroVincent Bicudo de Castro, Bhavani Sridharan, Kim WattyKim Watty, M Safari
This study explores the efficacy of vodcasting, as one of the advanced means of lecture recording, and discussion forums using retrospective engagement analytics data and performance outcome data on 1,172 unique students. The results provide partial support for the research hypotheses, particularly for international students, with learner engagement as a strong predictor of enhanced performance outcomes. However, no support was found for domestic students, with no significant impact of engagement on performance outcomes.
That is, learner engagement may be more beneficial for international students than for domestic students. The findings support the implementation of discussion forums for enabling meaningful conversation, knowledge acquisition and peer engagement. This could pave the way for a knowledge-sharing culture as opposed to a knowledge-hoarding culture. Overall, the findings offer insights for higher education providers who have large international student enrolments and are interested in diversity management strategies and enhanced student engagement using disruptive technology.

History

Journal

Accounting & finance

Volume

61

Issue

S1

Pagination

1639 - 1664

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0810-5391

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal