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ERIC Number: EJ917239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Expectations of Adult Graduate Students in an Online Degree Program
Deggs, David; Grover, Kenda; Kacirek, Kit
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p690-699 Sep 2010
This study was conducted to examine the expectations of adult graduate students enrolled in an online degree program at a research university in the mid-South United States. Students who were pursuing their master of education degree were invited to participate in an e-Focus group regarding their expectations of the degree program. Focus groups were conducted through an online message board which was password-protected. Analysis of e-Focus group transcripts yielded three primary themes related to adult graduate student expectations. Those themes included expectations about learning outcomes, expectations of faculty related to teaching, and expectations related to support systems offered by the university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A