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ERIC Number: EJ1006807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
Student Satisfaction with Online Learning in the Presence of Ambivalence: Looking for the Will-o'-the-Wisp
Dziuban, Charles; Moskal, Patsy; Kramer, Lauren; Thompson, Jessica
Internet and Higher Education, v17 p1-8 Apr 2013
The authors contend that ambivalence students feel toward online courses modifies the dimensionality by which they evaluate their learning experiences. The data from this study show that as student ambivalence increases, so do the number of elements they use to evaluate their courses. As the student view of a course becomes more complex those elements by which they make judgments become much more independent of each other. The authors hypothesize that models students develop to evaluate course quality is a function of agency, psychological contracts, ambivalence, prototype theory, intuition, idealized cognitive models and satisfaction. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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