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ERIC Number: EJ864044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Mindset Change: Influences on Student Buy-In to Online Classes
Mahoney, Sue
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n1 p75-83 2009
This study investigated undergraduate student experiences during an online class. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of (a) how student context influences students' experiences, how students adapted to the classes, how students' mindsets changed, and how students expressed buy-in or lack of buy-in. The data revealed that flexibility was the reason students enrolled, students' expectations influenced their perceptions and performance, students need help adapting to the online environment, and buy-in seems to come in at least 3 forms. The results of this study have implications for the design of online classes and recommendations for future research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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