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ERIC Number: ED563283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 265
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-2426-4
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The Effectiveness of Distance Education in a Small Rural High School: A Phenomenological Study
Dunnick, Roger Dale
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to identify the predominant format, benefits and challenges of distance education at the target school as perceived by multiple groups of stakeholders. Important in identifying the above categories were gaining an understanding of the reasons behind participant perceptions as well as the reasons for the current format of distance education at the target school. Additionally, the stakeholders were queried as to their beliefs as to what would improve distance education at the school. Results from this study included the participant's perception that college preparedness offered the greatest benefit, technology issues posed the greatest challenge and, courses offered were predominantly asynchronous in format and offered for college credit. Stakeholders believed that distance education at the target school should be expanded. Expansion of the program should include more high school level courses according to participants. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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