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ERIC Number: EJ1096954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
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An Exploratory Study of Student Motivations for Taking Online Courses and Learning Outcomes
Nonis, Sarath A.; Fenner, Grant H.
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v7 Feb 2012
An investigation of students taking online classes exposed crucial student perceptions important to their selecting online/web-assisted courses. An exploratory factor analysis provided three factors of "convenience," "enjoyment & independence," and "no other option available" as motivations for students taking online/web-assisted courses. Positive correlations were identified linking the personal student variables of motivation and self-efficacy with the two motivations for students taking online/web-assisted courses of convenience and enjoyment & independence. However, negative relationships were revealed between the personal student variables of motivation and self-efficacy and the motivation for students taking online/web-assisted courses when no option existed. Similar results were identified between student outcomes such as learning and learning experience satisfaction and the three motivations for taking online/web-assisted courses. Study implications are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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