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ERIC Number: EJ799397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
The Role of Emotions in the Experience of Online Learning: Challenges and Opportunities
Zembylas, Michalinos; Theodorou, Mamas; Pavlakis, Andreas
Educational Media International, v45 n2 p107-117 Jun 2008
This paper examines the origin and implications of adult learners' emotions in the context of an online distance learning programme at the Open University of Cyprus. Various methods for gathering data about learners' emotions related to online learning are used, such as emotion diaries, semi-structured interviews, and email messages. The paper highlights the multiple directions adult learners' emotions can take and the significance of learners' interpretations of their emotions in relation to the online learning methodology. The issues of social and emotional communication and contact emerge as critical in the exploration of adult learners' emotions in the context of online learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus