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Journal Issue
Volume 18 Issue 2 / Feb 2020  pp114‑188

Editor: Heinrich Söbke, Marija Cubric

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Towards a New Definition of Blended Learning  pp114‑121

Johannes Cronje

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Peer Feedback in Learner‑Learner Interaction Practices. Mixed Methods Study on an xMOOC  pp122‑135

Josemaria Elizondo-Garcia, Katherina Gallardo

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Highlighting E‑learning Adoption Challenges using data Analysis Techniques: University of Kufa as a Case Study  pp136‑149

Ammar J. M. Karkar, Hayder K. Fatlawi, Ahmed A. Al-Jobouri

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e‑Learning Challenges Faced by Universities in Kenya: A Literature Review  pp150‑161

Rachael Njeri Kibuku, Prof. Daniel Orwa Ochieng, Prof. Agnes Nduku Wausi

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Teaching and Instructional Design Approaches to Enhance Students’ Self‑Directed Learning in Blended Learning Environments  pp162‑174

Dina Adinda, Najoua Mohib

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The Impact of Computer Self Efficacy on Student Engagement and Group Satisfaction in Online Business Courses  pp175‑188

Colleen Carraher Wolverton, Brandi N. Guidry Hollier, Patricia A. Lanier

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Abstract

As countless regional, national, and international accrediting bodies continue to employ student engagement measures as mechanisms for quality assurance, universities become more intent on achieving this important gauge of student success. Specifically, the growth in enrollment in distance learning programs adds a unique level of complexity leading researchers to search for ways to increase engagement in the online course environment. Organizations continue to value teamwork and many instructors have incorporated group work into their online courses to teach students this important skill. The present study examines the impact of student engagement on group satisfaction. Furthermore, this research places student engagement at the center of a structural equation model to determine both predictors and outcomes of this important element of student learning. Specifically, this analysis examines whether students’ perceptions of computer self‑efficacy impact student engagement and group satisfaction in online business courses. Our findings indicate that computer self‑efficacy leads to student engagement and, further, that student engagement influences group satisfaction. Importantly, the relationship between student engagement and group satisfaction is mediated by group expectations. Discussions of findings can be utilized to understand the factors that lead to student engagement and its outcomes in online courses. 

 

Keywords: Student engagement, online information systems courses, course design, groups, expectations, computer self-efficacy

 

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