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ERIC Number: EJ773585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Prediction of Learning and Satisfaction in Web-Based and Lecture Courses
Maki, Ruth H.; Maki, William S.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v28 n3 p197-219 2003
We investigated variables that affect learning and satisfaction in Web-based and lecture versions of introductory psychology courses. Student characteristics, including year in college, college major, and personality characteristics, predicted performance equally well in Web-based and lecture courses. Differences among instructors predicted performance more strongly in lecture courses than in Web-based courses. Enjoyment of class discussion was negatively related to performance in Web-based courses. Several variables increased course satisfaction in both course formats, including lower workload, better scores on examinations, preference for working independently, and knowing what to expect on tests. Instructor and enjoyment of class discussion influenced satisfaction with lecture courses but not Web-based courses. None of the variables that we studied influenced satisfaction in Web-based but not lecture courses. These results suggest that commonly-used readiness questionnaires may not be useful in selecting students who will do well in and be satisfied with technology-mediated courses. (Contains 9 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas