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ERIC Number: EJ1144116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
A Qualitative Analysis of Faculty and Student Perceptions of Effective Online Class Communities Using Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Factors
Costello, Rebecca; Welch, S. A.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v15 n4 p15-23 2014
This article describes a qualitative approach in understanding factors that are evident in effective online class communities. Instructors and students in the same class were asked about their perceptions regarding what constitutes an effective online experience. The analysis was done using both Herzberg's (1962, 1965) motivator-hygiene factors and coorientation analysis to assess perceptions. The results indicated that were key differences between the perceptions of the instructor and his/her students on what constitutes effective online communities. A key difference was that, on their own, students did not focus on motivator (learning enhancement) factors when perceiving effective online class communities. Rather, students focused on hygiene (sustaining) factors.
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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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