ERIC Number: ED478777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Attitudes and Perceptions of On- and Off-Campus Students of an Internet-Based Graduate Allied Health Program.
Sellers, Rebecca G.; Wright, Kenneth E.; Wright, Vivian H.
The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast perceptions and attitudes of graduate students enrolled in an allied health program who access the same course material from a distance via the Internet with those students who may also access course material via the Internet, but who also have the opportunity to attend traditional on-campus class meetings. Two groups were defined based on residential status. The interactions of residential status and other independent variables affected some attitudes toward learning environments. Students who were under 25 years of age disagreed that an online learning environment gave them the ability to take a more active role in learning. Students with higher grade point averages were least satisfied with electronic access to library materials. Students who waited at least 4 years before returning to school were least satisfied with accessing resources through the Internet. This study provides a snapshot of a particular student population at a particular moment and offers implications for educators interested in offering and developing online graduate programs. (Contains 9 tables and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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