This paper presents the findings of an empirical study that explores students' perceptions of the value of an online discussion board for group work. The findings indicate that whilst the majority of students engaged with the online forum and found it valuable, a number of learners either did not engage with it or found it only of limited use. The study has implications for practice as it provides an overview of how students perceive the usefulness of an online forum and how it can be used to encourage student engagement.
Keywords: discussion board; students; virtual learning environment
E-learning has been adopted by most higher …