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ERIC Number: EJ1072838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
An Empirical Study of Student Attitudes toward Acceptance of Online Instruction and Distance Learning
Nguyen, Dat-Dao; Zhang, Yue
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v4 n11 p23-38 Nov 2011
This study investigates to what extent student attitudes toward acceptance of online instruction and Distance Learning are affected by determinants such as demographics, learning environment, learning domains, delivery methods, and web-based instructional technology. Logistic Regression and Discriminant Analysis use statistically significant determinants to predict student preference on future online classes. Factor Analysis provides an exploratory model of online learning acceptance having three factors; namely, Communication/Feedback, Course Outcome, and Effort Required. Practical implications of findings and insights on field observations are offered. Overall, students agreed that they had learned sufficient knowledge from an online course. Students satisfied with their recent learning outcome tend to take more online courses in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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