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ERIC Number: EJ1026159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Exploring Student Perceptions of Rigor Online: Toward a Definition of Rigorous Learning
Duncan, Heather E.; Range, Bret; Hvidston, David
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n4 p5-28 2013
Technological advances in the last decade have impacted delivery methods of university courses. More and more courses are offered in a variety of formats. While academic rigor is a term often used, its definition is less clear. This mixed-methods study explored graduate student conceptions of rigor in the online learning environment embedded within blended courses. An initial survey revealed low correlation between student perceptions of rigor and learning, but high correlation between perceptions of learning, course organization, and clarity of expectations. Follow-up focus group interviews clarified graduate students' conceptions. The responsibility for rigor requires a critical partnership between teachers and learners.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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