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ERIC Number: ED457735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 24
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Diagnosing Student Support Needs for Distance Learning. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Carnwell, Ros; Harrington, Charles
This paper continues previous research (N. Moreland and R. Carnwell, 2000) in which the development and background of the Learning Support Needs Questionnaire (LSNQ) were explained. The LSNQ identifies and elicits practical, emotional, and academic learning support needs, and is followed by an action planning process designed to assist the students to address learning needs considered important to student academic success but not met sufficiently. The LSNQ questionnaire was administered to two groups of distributed learning students, one enrolled in an institution in the United States (n=211) and one from the United Kingdom (n=126). While the distance education students in the United States had overall higher expectations of the different types of support than their peers in the United Kingdom, both groups had significant but slightly different learning support needs. The failure to address the significant unmet learning needs by both the learners themselves and the providing institutions is likely to lead to unsatisfactory learning experiences, reduced achievements, and perhaps, student attrition. (Contains 3 tables and 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States