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ERIC Number: EJ875110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Research on Internet-Supported Learning: A Review
Bekele, Teklu Abate; Menchaca, Michael Paul
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v9 n4 p373-405 2008
How did the Internet affect learning in higher education? What methodological and theoretical issues characterized research on Internet-Supported Learning (ISL)? What implications existed for future research? A constant comparative, qualitative analysis of 29 studies indicated grade achievement was the prime measure of effectiveness in ISL environments although some additionally assessed student motivation, participation and satisfaction. Some 45% of the studies reported positive results, whereas 55% reported no significant differences. Most studies used quantitative design methodologies. Generally, ISL was found to be more (a) student, group, and/or project-focused and (b) feedback intensive than its classroom counterpart. Other results and implications are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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