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Table 3 Distribution of messages contents by code during the three weeks Biostatistics and Research design module at Addis Ababa University College of Health Science, School of Medical Laboratory Science

From: Online discussion for block teaching in postgraduate health professionals’ curriculum: the Ethiopian experience

Categories Full-time Part-time
Social presence N (%) 1 112 (33) 347 (36)
Greeting 21 (18.75) 87 (25.07)
Expressing of wish 28 (25) 69 (19.88)
Administrative information sharing 21 (18.75) 121 (34.87)
Praise, appreciation 42 (37.5) 70 (20.17)
Learning experience N (%) 2 231 (67) 620 (64)
Direct response to discussion question 105 (45.4) 260 (41.94)
Sharing of learning material 14 (6.05) 87 (14.03)
Asking questions 35 (15.12) 121 (19.52)
Clarifying misconceptions 35 (15.12) 60 (9.68)
Agreeing or disagreeing with other students 14 (6.05) 40 (6.45)
Highlighting teaching points 28 (12.16) 52 (8.38)
  1. 1Total social presence messages and its proportion in each group.
  2. 2Total learning experience messages and its proportion in each group.