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Students' perspective of online learning

Coldwell, Jo and Wells, Jason 2003, Students' perspective of online learning, in Quality Education @ a Distance : IFIP TC3/ WF3.6 Working Conference on Quality Education @ at a Distance, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Mass., pp. 101-108.

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Title Students' perspective of online learning
Author(s) Coldwell, Jo
Wells, Jason
Conference name IFIP TC3/WG3.6 Working Conference on Quality Education @ a Distance (2003 : Geelong, Vic.)
Conference location Geelong, Vic.
Conference dates 3-6 February 2003
Title of proceedings Quality Education @ a Distance : IFIP TC3/ WF3.6 Working Conference on Quality Education @ at a Distance
Editor(s) Davies, Gordon
Stacey, Elizabeth
Publication date 2003
Series International Federation for Information Processing (Series) ; 131
Start page 101
End page 108
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place of publication Boston, Mass.
Keyword(s) eLearning
distance education
online learning tools
online technologies
Summary When a student commences a course of study that includes an online component the initial feedback academics receive can reflect their fear of the online concept, their bias against the use of technology, as well as difficulties they may have encountered with using the supporting technologies rather than with online learning per se. In second semester 2002, an evaluation of an online unit in the B. Computing was conducted at the end of the semester to gain a better understanding of students’ perceptions of online learning as well as the effectiveness of the technologies that support these activities. We report some preliminary results from the evaluation. Initial indications are that poor first impressions are reflected in students’ perceptions of the overall online learning experience. We highlight some areas, normally considered outside the immediate domain of eLearning, that must be attended to in order to minimise the potential negative impact on students, maximise the benefits of learning online and improve the learning experience for students.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISBN 1402075685
9781402075681
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
080505 Web Technologies (excl Web Search)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2003, Kluwer Academic Publishers
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