ERIC Number: ED459798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Interaction and Student Retention, Success and Satisfaction in Web-Based Learning.
Research is being conducted at the Florida State University (FSU) School of Information Studies to determine the importance of interaction (teacher-student, student-teacher, student-student) to the success of World Wide Web-based learning graduate degree programs. Success will be measured in terms of retention, student satisfaction, and learning outcomes at three intervals: (1) completion of an individual course; (2) completion of the degree program; and (3) one year following the completion of the degree program. Understanding the importance of interaction is crucial to understanding why students do or do not successfully persist in Web-based learning. This understanding can be used to guide decision-making in a variety of areas related to the delivery of individual distance courses and entire degree programs. This study consists of two parts: a detailed examination of the graduate Web-based distributed learning degree program of the FSU School of Information Studies; and a comparative survey of comparable Information Studies Web-based distributed learning degree programs in North America. A pilot study was conducted in Fall 2000, and data collection of Part One was begun, with projected data collection completion by August 2001. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Distance Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Instructional Design, Interaction, School Surveys, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
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