Improving AOD Participation and Interaction: The Combined Effects of Role Assignment and Time-Frame Design

Published: 29 November 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6wwm3zyxb8.1
Heng Luo


This study combined role strategies with time-frames, designed role strategies under multiple time-frames, and conducted a two-week asynchronous online role-based discussion with 117 third-year undergraduate students in two classes to explore the effectiveness of adopting this strategy in AOD. The results showed that setting multiple time-frames in AOD and clearly assigning roles and responsibilities within the different time-frames can effectively improve students’ participation and interaction in discussions and their learning satisfaction, which leads to certain benefits for learning results.



Central China Normal University


Social Behavior, Online Discussion, Role and Function