hanging out in the forums reading but not posting (Nagel et al., 2009). Further research can be conducted to thoroughly understand the poorly performing students, as this study primarily focuses on the high performers and how they were able to achieve success. The poor performers could be examined to find what other factors contributed to their poor performance.
Nagel, L., Blignaut, A. S., & Cronje, J. C. (2009). Read-only participants: a case for student communication in online classes. Interactive Learning Environments, 17(1), 37-51.
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