International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Study of the Correlation between Academic Achievement and Interaction Preferences of Online Learners
İlker USTA, Muhammet Recep OKUR, Ömer Uysal, Hasan GÜNEŞ

The goal of this study is to determine the interaction preference of college junior students taking Learning Management Systems course. This study is conducted among the Education Faculty students majoring in Computer and Education Technologies. The interaction preference of the students has two options of either the other students in the lectures or the instructor. The change in the academic success of the students is studied as a function of interaction preference. The interaction preferences are classified into 4 categories: face-to-face, asynchronous online, synchronous online, both face-to-face and online. It is shown that majority of 80 students whose preferences of either the other students or the instructor were studied selected face-to-face interaction, followed by the preference of both face-to-face and synchronous online. There was no correlation found between the interaction preferences of the students and their academic success.

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