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Table 9 Reasons online and blended learners used: discussion boards

From: Use of live chat in higher education to support self-regulated help seeking behaviours: a comparison of online and blended learner perspectives

The reason I asked my question on discussion boards was… Proportion of blended learners n = 139 Proportion of online learners n = 81 Chi-square p value
For collaborative learning (e.g. benefit from or to others) 60.43% 67.90% 1.23 0.27
I needed general help 30.22% 38.27% 1.50 0.22
Assignment help 26.62% 17.28% 2.50 0.11
I did not need an urgent response 4.32% 11.11% 1.50 0.22
Live chat was not available 2.16% 3.70% 0.46 0.49
No privacy was needed 1.44% 8.64% 6.77 0.01
Other 1.44% 3.70% 1.18 0.28
  1. Bold indiactes significant value (p < .05)