ERIC Number: EJ1076598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Academic Learning Teams in Accelerated Adult Programs: Online and On-Campus Students' Perceptions
Favor, Judy K.; Kulp, Amanda M.
Adult Learning, v26 n4 p151-159 Nov 2015
This article reports adult students' (N = 632) perceptions of long-functioning academic learning teams in accelerated online and on-campus business cohort groups in six constructs: attraction to team, performance expectation alignment, workload distribution, intra-team conflict, preference for teamwork, and impact on learning. Comparisons between students in online and on-campus programs revealed, regardless of degree or delivery model, a majority of adult students preferred individual work and did not believe teams positively affected their learning. These perspectives were more distinct among students in online programs.
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Online Courses, On Campus Students, Acceleration (Education), Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Adult Students, Preferences, Intermode Differences, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys, Business Administration Education, Group Dynamics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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