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ERIC Number: ED427767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Graduate Students' Perceptions of Time Spent in Taking a Course by Internet versus Taking a Course in a Regular Classroom.
Gifford, Lorna J.
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of graduate students regarding the time spent in taking a course via the Internet compared to taking a class in the "regular" classroom. Graduate students completed a course in research on curriculum and instruction taught entirely via a Web-based program and email. Students would read articles and post their responses to given questions each week; they would read and post comments to assigned group members. Results indicated that the majority of students felt that more time was spent on the Internet-based class than in the regular classroom. They also indicated that self-discipline and self-motivation were necessary to complete a course via the Internet. These findings indicate that course content and delivery systems need to be evaluated to determine a more equitable way of delivering courses through distance learning. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Mid-South Educational Research Association Conference (New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).