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Online learning environments : same place; different demographic space?

Palmer, Stuart and Holt, Dale 2009, Online learning environments : same place; different demographic space?, in ASCILITE 2009 : Same places, different spaces : Proceedings of the 26th ASCILITE conference, [Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education], [Auckland, N.Z.], pp. 736-745.

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Title Online learning environments : same place; different demographic space?
Author(s) Palmer, Stuart
Holt, Dale
Conference name Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (26th : 2009 : Auckland, N.Z.)
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 6-9 December 2009
Title of proceedings ASCILITE 2009 : Same places, different spaces : Proceedings of the 26th ASCILITE conference
Editor(s) Atkinson, Roger
McBeath, Clare
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference
Start page 736
End page 745
Total pages 10
Publisher [Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education]
Place of publication [Auckland, N.Z.]
Keyword(s) online learning
demographic differences
gender
level of study
mode of study
Summary This paper presents a large scale, quantitative investigation of the impact of demographic differences on the student experience of using an online learning environment (OLE). Female respondents generally gave higher ratings than males, and gave significantly higher ratings in both importance and satisfaction to a group of OLE elements related to online interaction and community. Postgraduate respondents generally gave lower satisfaction ratings than undergraduate students, though significant differences were few. Results on the basis of mode of enrolment were mixed. The discovery of significant differences between demographic groups highlights the importance of up-to-date and on-going research-based surveys of student perceptions of the OLE. The finding that elements of the institutional OLE are not universally perceived the same way by all students groups also challenges the value of standard, one-size-fits-all institutional policies and templates relating to the use of the OLE.
ISBN 9781877314810
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2009, ASCILITE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022673

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