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ERIC Number: ED514676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-1597-2
Reading and Readability Affect on E-Learning Success in a Fortune 100 Company: A Correlational Study
Finnegan, Denis Michael Thomas
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationship between employees' reading skills, E-learning readability, student learning, and student satisfaction. The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) form 10 Level A instrument evaluated student-reading skills. The Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Index course assessed E-learning course readability levels. End of course multiple-choice exams measured student learning. A Likert-type survey measured student satisfaction. The population consisted of volunteers who were in a multi-week new-hire technical training program in a United States based fortune 100 company. The results indicated a statistical difference between employee reading skills and course readability (U = 120.00, p = 0.001). The results indicated a statistically significant relationship existed between employee reading skills and learning (r = 0.197, p = 0.040) as well as between E-learning course readability and learner satisfaction (r = 0.996, p = 0.001). The results also indicated the relationships between reading skills and learning satisfaction (r = -0.068, p = 0.481) as well as between readability and learning (r = 0.072, p = 0.815) were not significant. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level Formula; Test of Adult Basic Education