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ARTICLE SUMMARY – “READ-ONLY PARTICIPANTS: A CASE FOR STUDENT COMMUNICATION IN ONLINE CLASSES Article Summary – "Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes” Kimberly K. Rebich Grand Canyon University: EAD 501 July 4, 2018 1
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ARTICLE SUMMARY – “READ-ONLY PARTICIPANTS: A CASE FOR STUDENT COMMUNICATION IN ONLINE CLASSES Article Summary – "Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes” This is a summary of "Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes” written by L. Nagel, A.S. Blignaut and J.C. Cronjé in 2009. "Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes” is a case study that debates the value of student online participation in online courses. Nagel, Blignaut, & Cronjé (2009) examined the importance of student online visibility apparent in the quantity and quality of online class participation as it correlates to the successful learning and completion of a postgraduate online course. Nagel et al (2009) concluded that the number of times a student accessed the course, contributed to discussions, replied to others’ posts, and integrated into the learning community significantly correlated to successful course learning and completion. When conducting their case study Nagel et al (2009) debated the findings of Michael F. Beaudoin who conducted a similar case study “Learning or lurking? Tracking the ‘‘invisible’’ online student” in 2002. Beaudoin (2002) concluded that students occasionally may learn and be successful in online classes when “invisible” and not participating in online class discussions. In their case study Nagel et al (2009) identified the correlation among student online visibility and learning success in connection to student Learning Management System (LMS) hits, number of
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  • Summer '18
  • E-learning, Virtual learning environment, Learning management system, Read-Only Participants, L. Nagel

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