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Pages: 3339-3344
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY AND ONLINE EDUCATION: RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM WITHIN THREADED DISCUSSIONS

J. Ryan-Rojas, J. Douglass, M. Ryan

Ashford University (UNITED STATES)
This project measures the relationship between professorial input and student output within threaded discussions in a doctoral online education program, as calculated by various readability formulas and language metrics. Initial results from a study of 448 students in 28 course sections indicate the efficacy of professorial modeling. Those results via an analysis of variance indicated that a professor’s lexical density in threaded discussion responses does influence student responses in those same online discussions. Correspondingly, the influence of Bandura’s Social Learning Theory - the notion that most human behavior is learned by observation and in turn this coded information then serves as a model for action, appears evident. Thus, viewed within the context of social learning theory, these findings suggest new research-based best practices in post-secondary online education, and may inform methodological approaches for future faculty training, development and peer review.
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title = {SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY AND ONLINE EDUCATION: RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM WITHIN THREADED DISCUSSIONS},
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J. Ryan-Rojas, J. Douglass, M. Ryan (2012) SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY AND ONLINE EDUCATION: RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM WITHIN THREADED DISCUSSIONS, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 3339-3344.
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