ERIC Number: EJ723721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
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Understanding Online Learning through a Qualitative Description of Professors and Students' Experiences
Lao, Teresa; Gonzales, Carmen
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v13 n3 p459-474 Jul 2005
Many things are not understood about distance education despite its popularity and growth in institutions of higher education (IHEs). That is why it is important to recognize faculty and students' attitudes, perceptions, and experiences to help faculty design and prepare an online course, to provide educators with information about recruitment, to assist students so they can achieve meaningful and positive learning, and possibly, to establish a successful distance education program at RSU. The purpose of this study is to find out the attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of professors and graduate students about teaching and learning in a distance learning environment using a web-based course delivery. Both professors and students are from the College of Education in a Southwest border institution. This research provides a qualitative description of faculty and students' attitudes, perceptions, and experiences, so awareness and understanding can be achieved to meet a new vision in teaching through distance learning.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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