ERIC Number: EJ698827
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Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
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Satisfaction, Academic Rigor and Interaction: Perceptions of Online Instruction.
Education, v125 n3 p460 Spr 2005
A random sample of students who have completed both online and traditional courses at a university in the Midwest were asked to complete a questionnaire that measured their opinions of online instruction. One-way chi square tests were used to analyze the results. Responsibilities at home. distance from the campus, and scheduling issues were the major motives for enrolling in online instruction. The majority of students reported that online instruction provided a quality academic experience and that online instruction is more academically demanding than traditional classroom instruction. Students reported no significant differences in levels of interaction with online faculty and classmates when compared with traditional classroom courses. Two-way chi square tests were used to learn if there were gender or age effects. Age was associated with the perception that online instruction provided a quality experience. There were no other age or gender effects. The implications of the results for decision-makers are discussed.
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