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ERIC Number: ED437997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-20
Pages: 36
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Learner Reactions to College English on WebCT.
Mende, Richard
This study reports the findings of a survey of students enrolled in a distance education English course at Cambrian College. In fall 1999, the college began a trial delivery of freshman English using WebCT software. The trial involved six classes ranging from seven to twenty-one students, with a total of 76 students. The instructor had several years experience with online courses, but not in a postsecondary setting and not on WebCT. At the end of the semester, all 76 students were asked to participate in an online survey to evaluate their experience in the virtual classroom. Thirty-six students responded to the survey. A majority of the respondents found the experience to be a positive one. The flexibility of online delivery was especially appealing. Some respondents were highly unsatisfied with the experience. The author speculates that unsatisfied students might not be prepared to take the responsibility for their learning required by online delivery. Survey results and student responses are appended. Contains 1 reference, 1 table, and three figures. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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