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ERIC Number: ED469361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
The Influence of Learner Characteristics on Satisfaction with Interactive Televised Courses in Florida Community Colleges.
Bower, Beverly L.; Kamata, Akihito; Smith, Kathleen Shea
This report describes a pilot project designed to explore the influence of particular personality and demographic characteristics on community college student satisfaction with distance learning, specifically interactive telecommunications (ITV) courses. The study used the Telecourse Evaluation Questionnaire (TEQ) and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) to examine characteristics of more than 100 learners at 3 Florida community colleges in the summer of 1998. The study compared on-site and remote-site student satisfaction with ITV courses. Miller, Hyatt, et al. (1996) described distance learners as niche learners, or students whose shared situations placed them in a certain category of learners. Rural learners and disabled learners are examples of two types of niche learners. Dean, Biner, and Summers (1996) include personality factors in attempting to predict course achievement in ITV courses. Their study analyzed data from 1,396 students in 44 courses. This study examines personality factors in order to determine their influence on student satisfaction. Among the personality characteristics of remote site students, it was found that concrete thinkers, and conscientious and experimenting students were more favorable in their regard for the ITV setting. A chart of primary source traits covered by the 16PF Test is appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A