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River pilots for time`s flow: identifying factors to guide on-line distance education students in the use of their learning time

van der Klooster, Marie 2006, River pilots for time`s flow: identifying factors to guide on-line distance education students in the use of their learning time, in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii, T.H., pp. 6157-6157.

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Title River pilots for time`s flow: identifying factors to guide on-line distance education students in the use of their learning time
Author(s) van der Klooster, Marie
Conference name Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (5th : 2006 : Honolulu, Hawaii)
Conference location Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference dates 6-9 January 2006
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
Editor(s) Burge, Andrew
Publication date 2006
Start page 6157
End page 6157
Publisher Hawaii International Conference on Education
Place of publication Hawaii, T.H.
Summary This research draws on recent studies of student time perception and use.
Case studies are used contrast the time use experiences of tertiary distance
education (on-line) students with tertiary students studying in traditional faceto-face classes with an online component. Previous studies and experience highlight a mismatch between the measurable and hence ”real” amount of time students spend at their computer and online, with the perceived” (and resented) time spent in online learning. This study uses investigates the recognition and application of factors affecting student perception of time spent in studying and learning online. It also compares the effectiveness of these factors when applied to distance education based wholly online classes, and face-to-face classes with an online component.
Some of the factors were measurably successful in reducing students’
perceptions of time “wasted” online, while others produced considerable
insight into face-to-face students perceptions of time used in study. The
factors included much greater focus on the person who was a student and
their expectations and time/life experiences while learning; the support and
use of alternative technologies such as mobile phones as learning and
communication too; a higher level of administrative and academic technical
support for the students; convergence of delivery methods; and strategic
involvement of teaching staff in design and delivery of learner management
systems.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
ISSN 1541-5880
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Copyright notice ©2006, Hawaii International Conference on Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014758

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