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ERIC Number: EJ770660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Psychology Experiments on the Internet: An Evaluation of the Impact on Distance Education Students
McKillop, Chris; Mackintosh, Bundy; Watt, Stuart
Open Learning, v18 n2 p109-119 Jun 2003
The internet offers considerable potential for open and distance learning in psychology. Research reveals an abundance of psychology demonstrations and experiments available online, directed both at students and potential research participants. Although expertise is being developed to overcome the technical problems associated with this medium, there has been little or no evaluation into the impact of participating in such studies on the learning experience of distance education students. This paper describes an attempt to remedy the situation. An experiment including two computer tasks and questionnaires was offered online to a group of distance education students. A follow up study was used to assess the implications of internet experiments on the learning experience of distance education students. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom