ERIC Number: ED468773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Attitudes and Opinions of Online Students toward Community College Online Learning: An Opinion Survey of Community College Online Students.
This document describes an opinion survey of students who had taken one or more online courses from a Michigan community college in the previous year. A random sample of 399 students received a questionnaire; telephone interviews were also conducted. Findings include: (1) 79% of students said their educational goal in taking the online course was to satisfy requirements for a degree program, while 15% enrolled for personal enrichment and 13% to improve job skills; (2) 34% cited flexibility of hours as the primary reason for taking a course online; (3) 24% said the online course was more difficult than expected; (4) 91% said there was adequate opportunity to interact online with the instructor; (5) 85% completed their latest online course and 5% were in the process of completing it; (6) 79% planned to enroll in another online course; (7) 87% said it was very important that online course credits transfer to another college or university; and (8) 64% believed students should pay about the same amount of tuition for an online course as for a traditional course. Detailed responses to all questions, as well as demographics of the student sample, are included. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Michigan Community Coll. Association, Lansing.
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan