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ERIC Number: EJ860884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Globally-Perceived Experiences of Online Instructors: A Preliminary Exploration
Hsieh, Pei-Hsuan
Computers & Education, v54 n1 p27-36 Jan 2010
This paper explores online instructors' perceptions on teaching experiences occurring in their own countries. The interviewees are instructors who have taught online courses for more than two years. Eleven interview transcripts, obtained from online instructors from six countries (Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, United States and Taiwan) were analyzed by using open and axial coding. The analysis of data established categories of perceptions related to: teachers' roles in the online environment, the methods for interacting with students, and teachers' expectations for their future educational careers. Finally, three perspectives arose which adequately describe online instructors' teaching experiences: interactive activities, evaluation criteria, and self-expectations. The study also reveals a link connecting those perspectives. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; China; Taiwan; United Kingdom; United States