Disengagement During Online Lectures: An Investigation of Media Multitasking, and Social Media Usage in Online Courses (75828)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Mary Joy Somao-I

Saturday, 25 November 2023 12:20
Session: Session 2
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

With the popularity of technology use and the increasing need for lifelong education, a growing number of universities are offering online courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students to allow more convenient and flexible places and times for learning. Online learning is recognised to be ‘accelerating the global competition and removing situational barriers’ (Anderson, 2011, p.91). During the Covid-19 pandemic, many programmes besides distance learning courses have moved online, which has increased the popularity of online learning. Furthermore, the implementation of EMI (English medium instruction) is another method being used by universities to achieve greater internationalisation and globalisation (Tamtam, Gallagher, Olabi & Naher, 2012). From examining the basic information regarding online courses, it can be seen that the current situation of course delivery indicates that the technology not only brings convenience but also distractions to students (Szpunar et al., 2013). The main distractions are caused by students’ mobile phones, which sometimes ring during classes or are used for chatting purposes (Campbell, 2006). This implies that students can find it hard to concentrate on the teaching content and engage in some task-unrelated activities (Dumford & Miller, 2018). Student’s behaviours are influenced by the distractions in class, which can lead to disengagement. The present study will explore student disengagement, the factors influencing disengagement, and how disengagement affects students’ academic performances in online courses.

Jinming Du, University of Otago, New Zealand

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Jinming Du is a University Doctoral Student at University of Otago in New Zealand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00