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ERIC Number: ED562275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
A Study of Perceptions of Online Education among Professionals
Ghandforoush, Parviz
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
In this paper we research the perceptions of professionals towards the acceptability of online degree programs in their work profession. Although online education is prolific, its acceptability has been slow and has often been attributed to be a poor quality alternative to traditional brick and mortar education. In this paper we attempt to understand the reasons behind the lack of acceptability and set future directions for remedying some of the adverse perceptions. We develop and research an approach for measuring background, online technology familiarity, characteristics of instruction and distance as primary drivers that would affect online education effectiveness and its resulting perception. [For Full Proceedings, see: ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia