ERIC Number: EJ1122974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Student-to-Student Interaction in Distance Education Classes: What Do Graduate Students Want?
Moore, Gary E.; Warner, Wendy J.; Jones, David W. W.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n2 p1-13 2016
This research sought to determine if graduate students taking distance education classes desire student-to-student interaction. Over 200 graduate students who completed one or more distance education graduate classes in agricultural and extension education from North Carolina State University during the past three years were surveyed. While some students desired student-to-student interaction, the majority of the respondents do not particularly like or want student-to-student interaction. When various sub-groups of the population (disaggregated by gender, personality type, age, work status, and student status) were examined, the results were the same. None of the sub-groups embraced student-to-student interaction in distance education classes.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Agricultural Education, Student Surveys, Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Age Differences, Extension Education, Computer Mediated Communication
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A