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ERIC Number: EJ889339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
An Analysis of Factors Affecting Community College Students' Expectations on E-Learning
Kilic-Cakmak, Ebru; Karatas, Sercin; Ocak, Mehmet Akif
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v10 n4 p351-361 2009
There are many factors that affect the e-learning process. Instructor, assessment and evaluation, communication, and technical support are among the leading factors. It is obvious that these factors influence the effectiveness of e-learning and may be related to different expectations of e-learners. Therefore, this study focuses on examining the expectations of first year students enrolled in an e-learning program with respect to teaching-learning, instructor, assessment and evaluation, communication, and technical support. It is hypothesized that this study will reveal the expectations of community college students participating in the e-learning process. The findings of this study will provide insights about students' expectations by contributing to quality enhancement at the university where the study was conducted, and widespread implementation of e-learning programs. Since profiles of community college students are different from college and postgraduate students, e-learning in community colleges has to be examined accordingly. Although postgraduate students in e-learning programs know how to survive in e-learning and ensure success, high school students who have graduated recently and started community college do not have this qualification. Therefore, students enrolled in community college education have different expectations. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey