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ERIC Number: EJ1144793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Comparing Online and Face-to-Face Learning Experiences for Nontraditional Students: A Case Study of Three Online Teacher Education Candidates
Thompson, Nicole L.; Miller, Nicole C.; Franz, Dana Pomykal
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v14 n4 p233-251 2013
This case study examined learning experiences of three nontraditional online learners who were unsuccessful in an online course, Middle Level Education, and opted to repeat it in a face-to-face setting. Their unique experiences and perspective provided an opportunity to shed light on the nature of preservice teacher education for nontraditional learners in both contexts. Self-regulated learning and the Community of Inquiry model underpin the research and were lenses for analysis. Findings indicated the importance of establishing all elements of the Community of Inquiry model, but specifically, effectively establishing teaching presence and cultivating social presence among students to support online success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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