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ERIC Number: ED470663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Online Learning: Personalities, Preferences and Perceptions.
Kelly, Karen L.; Schorger, Jock
An exploration of student personality traits and learning preferences was conducted in relation to perceptions of online learning. Two sections of a teacher education course at the University of Montana-Missoula received traditional instruction during weeks 1 through 7 of the semester. During weeks 8 through 11, 1 section (n=36) continued to receive traditional instruction, while the other (n=28) received 1 weekly session via computer-mediated communication. Results indicate that the majority of students in the online section did not perceive they learned as much as they might have in a traditional format. Effect size analysis did not support these perceptions, as important differences between the sections in concept attainment were not indicated. Furthermore, personality traits deemed advantageous for learning online (extroversion, intuition, thinking, and judging) did not appear to impact achievement, and yet, student satisfaction with online learning was greater among those who indicated at least three of the four advantageous learning preferences. (Contains 3 tables and 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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