Increasing participation in distance learning courses

Jeffrey S. Saltz, Star Roxanne Hiltz, Murray Turoff, Katia Passerini

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The Integrated Participation Evaluation Tool (iPET) is a Web-based application combining social-network analysis and visualization to enable distance learning instructors and students to improve their participation in online discourse and so improve their overall learning experience. An analysis of the results obtained in a study using iPET in a distance learning context shows that iPET increases participation and motivation in distance learning courses without increasing facilitator workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Asynchronous learning networks (ALN)
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Social network analysis
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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