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ERIC Number: ED448721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 7
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A Study of Students' Perceived Learning in a Web-Based Online Environment.
Jiang, Mingming; Ting, Evelyn
The purpose of this study was to find what factors were associated with students' perceptions of learning in online courses. Survey data were collected from students enrolled in 78 courses offered through the SUNY (State University of New York) Learning Network in the fall of 1997. Correlation and multiple regression analyses were employed. The dependent variable was students' perceived learning that was correlated with the following 11 independent variables: instructor-student interaction; instructor-student communication; instructor evaluation; instructor responses; student-student interaction; student-student communication; online discussion; written assignments; learning style; prior computer competency; and time spent on a course. Results indicate that the amount of student-instructor interaction and the online discussion activity played an important role in predicting students' perceived learning. The implication of this finding is that it is not only important to create an interactive environment for learning, but it is also important to design discussion activities that can trigger rich and meaningful online discourse. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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