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ERIC Number: EJ880254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
Perceptions of E-Learning in Secondary Education: A Viable Alternative to Classroom Instruction or a Way to Bypass Engaged Learning?
Journell, Wayne
Educational Media International, v47 n1 p69-81 Mar 2010
This manuscript uses interview data collected during a qualitative study in 2007 of a secondary US history e-learning course. The teacher, Mr. Harding, and 11 of the 13 students in the class were interviewed about their general perceptions of e-learning and the ability to effectively learn content online. The findings of the study show that nearly all participants maintained a belief that e-learning was best used for information transmission and rote memorization rather than active or social learning. Further, Mr. Harding seemed to characterize e-learning students as uninterested in engaging in social interaction online, a perception that was refuted, at least partially, by his students. The manuscript concludes with a discussion of the findings and implications for secondary e-learning programs. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia