Typing Skills and Success in Online Courses
This study explored the effects that typing skills had on students in five areas:
- Student accomplishment
- Discussion board activities
- Time spent in the course
- Course satisfaction
- Satisfaction with instructor
Researchers: Janessa Barton, Aaron Ball, Joshua Holt
Completed: Spring 2016
Summary of Methods
801 students, all enrolled in Winter and Spring classes during 2016, volunteered to take an online survey and typing test. 57% of the participants were female and 43% were male.
Summary of Results
On a course level, no significant patterns were found. On a percentile level, however, findings indicated students with an above-average typing speed (>57 WPM) benefited in GPA, Discussion Board (DB) Replies, and DB Total Reads.
For full results see the final research paper, linked below.
Accountable: Director of OPR (Ben Fryar)