Forums Get Busier During Exams

We are nearing the end of the semester, and as usual, online activity is picking up on our forums. At first glance, this seems paradoxical: the students have more work to do, so they engage in more online discussions? The solution appears tied to students’ work habits. They are relentless multitaskers who break up the monotony of reviewing readings with online chatter in several forms at the same time. They spend more time at their desks, therefore they spend more time online.

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