Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Anthony Concepcion, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Rachel Garcia, Ph.D., BCBA-D
student response, online higher education, text and video discussions
Since 2020, over 3 million students have enrolled in a postsecondary distance learning course (National Center for Education Statistics, 2020). One challenge in distant learning is fostering student engagement. Student engagement is a broad construct that refers to increasing contact between three pillars of education. Students, teachers, and course material. Past research has shown increasing engagement leads to improved student performance and instructor evaluations. Unsurprisingly, promoting student engagement is desirable for both students and instructors (Cobb, 2009). Discussion boards allow student engagement between themselves and Instructors while knowledge can still be tested. Few studies have evaluated the modality of student responses (e.g., text, picture, video) and potential effects on student engagement. The present study evaluated the effects of the structure of discussion boards and further assessed student preference for response modalities.
Scholar Commons Citation
Dunn, Tatiyanna A., "Evaluation of Response Modality in Online Discussion Boards" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.