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Virtual Learning Environments : linking participation to evaluation.

Moffat, J. and Robinson, C. (2015) 'Virtual Learning Environments : linking participation to evaluation.', International review of economics education., 19 . pp. 22-35.


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
Keywords:Virtual Learning Environment, Revision preparation, Student engagement.
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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Review of Economics Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Review of Economics Education, 19, May 2015, 10.1016/j.iree.2015.05.003.
Date accepted:26 May 2015
Date deposited:03 June 2015
Date of first online publication:May 2015
Date first made open access:01 November 2016

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