A meta-analysis of gender differences in e-learning outcomes [post]

zhonggen yu
2021 unpublished
The new century has been witnessing a rapid development of information technologies, along with which e-learning has been increasingly popularized especially in this special pandemic time. This study, including 20 high-quality publications, meta-analytically examined gender differences in e-learning outcomes, e.g. e-learners' self-efficacy, satisfaction, motivation, attitude, and performance, across the world. The study concludes that there are generally no significant gender differences in
more » ... differences in e-learning outcomes except in a few countries. For example, females significantly outperformed males in Spain and the UK. In Austria, India, and mixed countries (Chile and Spain), females hold significantly more positive attitudes towards e-learning than males. In the USA, females present significantly higher self-efficacy than males. Future research into the gender issue in e-learning across the world may adopt cross-disciplinary research methods except for a meta-analysis.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-493822/v1 fatcat:f5l3xk7mmngwzcf33meow44zsq