What Factors Impact Student – Content Interaction in Fully Online Courses

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Dip Nandi 1,* Margaret Hamilton 2 James Harland 2

1. American International University- Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1213, Bangladesh

2. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2015.07.04

Received: 14 Mar. 2015 / Revised: 16 Apr. 2015 / Accepted: 23 May 2015 / Published: 8 Jul. 2015

Index Terms

Online learning, interaction, content management, learning environment, student centered, content structure


The rapid advancement of fully online courses has made education accessible from “anywhere” and “anytime”. One of the major success factors of online courses is effective student - content interaction - which defines how students interact with the content in the fully online learning environment. However, there appears to have been little research published about the relationship of content to course design and consequent outcomes for students. In this article, we report on our research on the investigation of factors that affect student - content interaction in fully online computing courses. We have conducted our research through surveys and used a grounded theoretic approach for data analysis. Our results identify the factors that are perceived by students as critical in ensuring effective student - content interaction in fully online computing courses.

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Dip Nandi, Margaret Hamilton, James Harland, "What Factors Impact Student – Content Interaction in Fully Online Courses", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.7, no.7, pp.28-35, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2015.07.04


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