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ERIC Number: ED481748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Unearthing Hidden Assumptions Regarding On-Line Education: The Use of Myths and Metaphors.
Nicholson, Jennifer; Sarker, Suprateek
As online education becomes more pervasive and increasingly acceptable in society, there is a need to critically examine the merits and underlying assumptions driving the justification, design, and teaching of such courses. This paper explores some of the symbolisms, namely myths and metaphors, pertaining to online higher education, with the ultimate goal of investigating if and how they apply specifically to information systems education. The first step in discovering the myths and metaphors utilized to describe online education involved the selection of articles for analysis, using Pro-Quest Direct and ERIC. Twenty-one articles were chosen for review. The second step in the analysis was to examine each article in search of common myths and metaphors embedded in the discourse on online education. Finally, after making a comprehensive list of the myths and metaphors found in these works, they were sorted in order to determine which myths and metaphors were the most prominent throughout these articles. (Contains 47 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A