Does time spent online have an influence on student performance? Evidence for a large business studies class

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This paper examines, using regression modelling, whether a statistically significant relationship exists between the time spent by a student using the course website and the student’s assessment performance for a large third year university business forecasting course. We utilise the online tracking system in Blackboard, a web-based software system, to extract and calculate the time spent by each student on a range of specific online assessment activities across the entire semester. The evidence suggests that time spent online on the course website is associated with higher assessment performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Online Learning
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Student Online Participation
  • Web-based software
  • Teaching Online

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