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Student perspectives of online learning

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jo Coldwell-NeilsonJo Coldwell-Neilson, Annemieke Craig, Annegret Goold
The advent of online learning in tertiary education has changed the way students interact with institutions and undertake their studies. All students at Deakin University interact with their courses through an online learning environment. While online learning environments can be evaluated in a number of ways, the perceptions of the key users and their levels of satisfaction with the online learning environment are important measures.
This paper presents results of a survey of students studying at Deakin University in 2005. The survey explored their perceptions of learning in the online environment. The results indicate that overall students were enthusiastic about learning in such an environment. The main advantages are the flexibility that it provides and the ability to study when it suits students. The disadvantages include technical issues such as speed of access, and the need to participate regularly. The size and spread of the responses suggest that these outcomes can be generalized for all students studying online.

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Pagination

97 - 107

Location

Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Yes

Start date

2006-09-05

End date

2006-09-07

ISBN-13

9780954587055

ISBN-10

0954587057

Language

eng

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Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2006, Association for Learning Technology

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Whitelock, W Steve

Title of proceedings

ALT-C 2006 : the next generation : research proceedings : Association for Learning Technology

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