The impact of learner engagement on performance outcomes : A longitudinal study in accounting education

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de Castro, Vincent Bicudo, Sridharan, Bhavani, Watty, Kim and Safari, Maryam. (2020). The impact of learner engagement on performance outcomes : A longitudinal study in accounting education. Accounting and Finance. 61(S1), pp. 1639-1664. https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12640
Authorsde Castro, Vincent Bicudo, Sridharan, Bhavani, Watty, Kim and Safari, Maryam
Abstract

This study explores the efficacy of vodcasting, as one of the advanced means of lecture recording, and discussion forums using retrospective engagement analytics data and performance outcome data on 1,172 unique students. The results provide partial support for the research hypotheses, particularly for international students, with learner engagement as a strong predictor of enhanced performance outcomes. However, no support was found for domestic students, with no significant impact of engagement on performance outcomes. That is, learner engagement may be more beneficial for international students than for domestic students. The findings support the implementation of discussion forums for enabling meaningful conversation, knowledge acquisition and peer engagement. This could pave the way for a knowledge-sharing culture as opposed to a knowledge-hoarding culture. Overall, the findings offer insights for higher education providers who have large international student enrolments and are interested in diversity management strategies and enhanced student engagement using disruptive technology.

Keywordslearner engagement; vodcasting; collaborative learning; international students; language barrier
Year2020
JournalAccounting and Finance
Journal citation61 (S1), pp. 1639-1664
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
ISSN0810-5391
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12640
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85082949861
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range1639-1664
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Online07 Apr 2020
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