Towards identifying factors underlying readiness for online learning: an exploratory study

Smith, Peter j., Murphy, Karen L. and Mahoney, Sue E. 2003, Towards identifying factors underlying readiness for online learning: an exploratory study, Distance education, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 57-67, doi: 10.1080/01587910303043.

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Title Towards identifying factors underlying readiness for online learning: an exploratory study
Author(s) Smith, Peter j.
Murphy, Karen L.
Mahoney, Sue E.
Journal name Distance education
Volume number 24
Issue number 1
Start page 57
End page 67
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-05
ISSN 0158-7919
1475-0198
Summary To test the potential value of McVay's (2000) Readiness for Online Learning questionnaire for research and practice, the instrument was administered to 107 undergraduate university students drawn from a range of courses in the United States and Australia. The questionnaire was subjected to a reliability analysis and a factor analysis. The instrument fared well in the reliability analysis, and yielded a two-factor structure that was readily interpretable in a framework of existing theory and research. Factors identified were "Comfort with e-learning" and "Self-management of learning." It is suggested that the instrument is useful for both research and practice, but would be enhanced through further work on 5 of the 13 items. Additionally, further work is required to establish predictive validity.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01587910303043
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001901

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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