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ERIC Number: ED535337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 226
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-6528-0
Distance Education in the Digital Age: College Students in Virtual Academic Programs
Jones, Wilma P. L
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University
Distance education in the digital age has experienced a dramatic increase in student enrollment, especially in virtual programs. Using a mixed-method approach, this study explores how students exclusively enrolled in virtual programs in invest their time and energy in activities related to desired educational pursuits and outcomes, i.e. interactions with other students, faculty, and content; academic support services; technology; and other institutional services. Through a self-designed web-survey, data was obtained and analyzed from 420 current students in five virtual institutions in three countries. The findings of this study provide rich data for students who are engaged or plan to enroll in virtual programs in the 21st century. Implications and recommendations for administrators and instructors are provided. [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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