Online collaboration in a large university class supports quality teaching

@article{Yang2018OnlineCI,
  title={Online collaboration in a large university class supports quality teaching},
  author={Nan-Yue Yang and Patrizia Ghislandi and Sara Dellantonio},
  journal={Educational Technology Research and Development},
  year={2018},
  volume={66},
  pages={671-691}
}
Quality teaching in large classes is generally challenging to achieve. In large classes, there are fewer possibilities for students to interact with the teacher and with each other; the motivation to study decreases as does the possibility for receiving feedback during the learning process. This can result, among other things, in reduced understanding of the learning material and therefore in lower academic performance. The aim of this study is to investigate whether computer-supported… 
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