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ERIC Number: EJ787645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Online Students' Technology Skills and Attitudes toward Online Instruction
Koroghlanian, Carol M.; Brinkerhoff, Jonathan
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v36 n2 p219-244 2007-2008
Learner analysis and needs assessments are basic elements of all instructional design models and are of concern to those designing distance education courses. This investigation surveyed 249 geographically dispersed online students' computer skills and attitudes toward Internet-delivered instruction. Results were assessed by demographics. Results revealed higher self-reported computer skills for participants with greater computer use and exposure, however, a number of skills commonly incorporated into Internet-aided instruction were rated lower. Attitudes toward Internet-aided instruction were generally positive, with the most favorable reported by older students, graduate students, and females. Implications for Internet-aided course design are presented. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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