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ERIC Number: EJ797857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 124
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
A Structural Equation Model of Predictors for Effective Online Learning
Marks, Ronald B.; Sibley, Stanley D.; Arbaugh, J. B.
Journal of Management Education, v29 n4 p531-563 2005
In studying online learning, researchers should examine three critical interactions: instructor-student, student-student, and student-content. Student-content interaction may include a wide variety of pedagogical tools (e.g., streaming media, PowerPoint, and hyperlinking). Other factors that can affect the perceived quality of online learning include distance education advantages (e.g., work and family flexibility) and antecedent personal characteristics (e.g., experience and gender). The study indicated that instructor-student interaction is most important, twice that of student-student interaction; that some student-content interaction is significantly related to perceived learning; that antecedent variables are not significant; and that distance education advantages/flexibility, although significant, are less important than other interactions. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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