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ERIC Number: ED449344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Interest in Online Leadership Education and Implications for Instructional Design Strategies.
Boyd, Barry L.; Murphrey, Theresa P.
The factors affecting undergraduate-level agriculture students' interest in online courses were examined through a survey instrument that was voluntarily completed by 166 of the 240 students enrolled in the course titled Professional Leadership and Development, which was offered as a traditional face-to-face course at Texas A&M University in fall 1999 and spring 2000. Although 67.5% of the respondents had never taken a distance education course, 60.8% indicated that they would have been interested in taking the course via the Internet. No significant relationships between interest in taking a course via the Internet and gender, ethnicity, college, number of hours enrolled, or number of hours employed were found. Of the respondents, 77.8% indicated a willingness to spend 16-45 minutes per session (average of 30 minutes) on a 3-credit hour course delivered via the Internet. The respondents ranked the various delivery options mentioned as follows: (1) audio, (2) graphics, (3) video, (4) text, and (5) self-evaluated test questions. When asked to select their preferred delivery method for college courses, 62% of the respondents selected "traditional classroom course," 26% selected "stand-alone Internet course," and 12% selected "written correspondence course," while 12% preferred other options. Most respondents (76.3%) preferred an Internet-based course with a weekly or monthly meeting. (Contains 17 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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