Running head: UNV-501: ARTICLE SUMMARY 1 UNV-501: ARTICLE SUMMARY Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes Lavelle Figueroa Grand Canyon University
Running head: UNV-501: ARTICLE SUMMARY 2 Title: UNV-5: Article Summary This is a summary of the article titled “Read-only participants: a case for studentcommunication in online classes” argues that the value of communication in online modules andthe purpose of the success a scholar experiences when they pass an online module. The main purpose of this article is find explanations, to some interests mentionedbeforehand, the researchers conducted an eight week analysis of scholars of an online module.This analysis integrated the following strategy to observe online communication and classroomactivity amongst scholar’s cultural diversity, geographical location and maturity both are themost important primary causal dynamics. Furthermore, the substantial data gathered by Nagel et al (2009) in their researchdescribe the potential consequences of success and failures were documented. Therefore, asuccessful completion of a online module they concluded the following: foremost, modules thathad discussion forums allows a scholarly proactive interaction with fellow scholars and theprofessor. Subsequently, this type of module facilitates and /or enriches the online learningenvironment of the scholars by generating queries and replies (e.g., in the form of posts,assignments, etc) of high critical thinking skills. Furthermore, the third aspect we must considerwhen improving communication on our online module forums to enhance the onlineenvironment is creating rapport as well as wholesome interaction. Last but not least important ofall, is the supportive and wholesome interaction with the instructor that is enhanced within theonline environment provided substantial responses to the inquiries formulated by the instructorand fellow scholars with substantive answers. Finally, the lack of communication within theonline module experience will result in serious repercussions, toward successful completion ofthe module. Last but not least important, the researchers also concluded that a scholar does notsuccessfully achieve their goal; of completing their module due to the lack of communicationamongst both scholars and the instructor greatly impact our overall performance. The aim of this
Running head: UNV-501: ARTICLE SUMMARY 3article is the responsibility of proactive communication and rapport within the online moduleenvironment like described in the article written by Nagel et al (2009) titled “read-only student”.This kind of learner decides no proactively contribute to the online modules (e.g. discussionforums, teamwork, individual assignments as well as quizzes). For instance, this type of learner,only borrows the almost the same point of view of their fellow scholars and instructor withoutquoting their respective responses or reactions or restraining their responses. Finally, the causalelements of this unhealthy attitude are “procrastination, isolation, and/or unfamiliarity withtechnology” (Nagel et al., 2009). Briefly this research has concluded that proactive communication is a crucial element tosuccessfully complete an online module. As a result, not participating proactively on the onlinemodule makes them read-only scholars.
Running head: UNV-501: ARTICLE SUMMARY 4BibliographyNagel, L. L., Blignaut, A. S., & Cronjé, J. C. (2009). Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(1), 37-51. doi:10.1080/10494820701501028