Tuesday, March 19
1:45 PM-2:05 PM
PDT
Sunset 5

Exploring student engagement with digital storytelling content using factor analysis

Brief Paper ID: 53900
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    Medha Dalal
    Arizona State University
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    Leanna Archambault
    Arizona State Universoty
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    Annie Hale
    Arizona State University

Abstract: The present study examined the number and nature of factors underlying the construct of student engagement in a hybrid learning environment, specifically digital storytelling. Participants were pre-service teachers enrolled in a hybrid course that relied on digital storytelling to introduce the complex ideas of sustainability science. Self-report data was gathered from students (n= 316) on various course activities over a period of four years. Exploratory factor analysis supported a correlated three factor structure with 12 items reflecting ‘in-class participation’, ‘student-faculty interaction’, and ‘collaborative and integrative learning’ underlying the construct of student engagement. The study has implications for researchers to better understand the multidimensional nature of engagement in a hybrid course and for practitioners to promote activities that bolster student engagement.

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