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ERIC Number: ED517117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-2789-0
Student Self-Efficacy in Online Instruction in a Lower Division History Course
Bercu, William M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University
There has been a phenomenal growth in the number of university courses being offered entirely online. The popularity of online courses has accordingly become popular with students and enrollments in online courses have increased at a much higher proportion than similar courses taught in traditional face-to-face classrooms. However, with this high increase of enrollments there is a disproportionate level of students not completing courses or, in many cases, not achieving passing grades. This study examines students enrolled in a History of Western Civilization course with regard to their attitudes, anxieties, and self-efficacy about computers and technology. Two different semesters of the same class were surveyed. The results of this study indicated that low student self-efficacy in several areas was associated with students who did not finish the course. [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: Higher Education
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Language: English
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