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ERIC Number: EJ815764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Online Learning in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghanaian University Students' Experiences and Perceptions
Asunka, Stephen
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v9 n3 p1-23 Oct 2008
This study adopted a qualitative case-study approach to examine the attitudes, experiences, and perceptions of undergraduate students who were enrolled in an online, collaborative learning course at a Ghanaian private university. Data sources included surveys, student and instructor journal entries, email records, individual interviews, and Web-server logs. The study found that the students did not respond favorably to online constructivist teaching approaches such as asynchronous discussions and ill-structured project-based learning activities, and perceived collaborative online learning within their context as a complex, more demanding and time-consuming experience. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana