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The Relationship Between Students' Perceived Sense of Community and Satisfaction, Achievement, and Retention in an Online Course

@article{Drouin2008TheRB,
  title={The Relationship Between Students' Perceived Sense of Community and Satisfaction, Achievement, and Retention in an Online Course},
  author={Michelle Drouin},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Distance Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={267-284}
}
  • M. Drouin
  • Published 2008
  • Education, Psychology
  • The Quarterly Review of Distance Education
This study evaluated students’ sense of community, satisfaction, achievement, and retention in 3 sections of the same online undergraduate psychology course. Use of asynchronous discussion threads and students’ perceived interaction with fellow students and the instructor were all correlated with students’ perceived sense of community (SOC). When student-student and student-instructor interactions were examined more specifically, the sum of student-student interaction variables was related to… 

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