Diversity in Online Learning Interaction and Participation
In this chapter, we focus on describing our research findings on cultural and age-related diversity in online learners’ performance and perceptions of student-student, student-instructor, and student-content interactions. These findings emerged from the data collected through a learning experience survey, interviewing, content analysis of online discussion transcripts, and analysis of online learning activity log files over two academic years. They highlight the role of technology-mediated learning interactions in framing learning and success for learners across cultures and intergenerational learners.
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