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Virtual Learning Environments: Linking participation to evaluation

Moffat, John, Robinson, Catherine (2015) Virtual Learning Environments: Linking participation to evaluation. International Review of Economics Education, 19 . pp. 22-35. ISSN 1477-3880. E-ISSN 1477-3880. (doi:10.1016/j.iree.2015.05.003) (KAR id:56250)


This paper considers the role of online multiple choice revision quizzes within the Virtual Learning Environment as a means of improving learning outcomes. A quiz was offered to 1st year undergraduates. Results were analysed to consider whether student participation improved performance. The analysis reveals little or no direct association between exam performance and participation, both at the mean and throughout the performance distribution, suggesting that the benefits from participation in on-line revision aids are not large. The use of such material needs to be made available judiciously since it may encourage displacement activity and provide little material benefit to the student.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.iree.2015.05.003
Uncontrolled keywords: virtual learning environment; revision preparation; student engagement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Catherine Robinson
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 09:06 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 19:32 UTC
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