Diversity in Online Learning Interaction and Participation

  • Fengfeng Ke
  • Alicia Fedelina Chávez


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.


Online Learning Online Discussion Student Participant Online Interaction Content Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fengfeng Ke
    • 1
  • Alicia Fedelina Chávez
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Psychology and Learning SystemsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & PolicyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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