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ERIC Number: ED547940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 189
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-2729-8
Relationships of Demographics and Cognitive Styles to Online Course Perceptions in Adult Students at Oklahoma State University
Steele, Debra Arlene
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
In order to meet student needs, it is necessary to understand their characteristics and how these characteristics might relate to their perceptions about their online learning experiences. The theoretical and conceptual framework for this study is anchored by three constructs in human cognition: (a) decision making styles, (b) ways of knowing, and (c) learning preferences. For this study, these constructs are situated in the context of adult learners in higher education. They constitute a set of individual differences related to ways in which people process and use information. Because this study focused on adult learners, adult learning theory and principles form an over-arching umbrella that bounds the study's specific independent variables. [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; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma