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ERIC Number: EJ936218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Student Information-Age Mindset: A Key to Success in Distance Learning Courses
Madrigal, Osiel; Schreiber, Deborah
International Journal on E-Learning, v10 n3 p277-310 Jul 2011
This study provides empirical evidence that an information-age mindset exists; it is not necessarily age-specific; and it appears to be related to both the student's interaction with a digital environment over time, and the success or failure while online. Eight of ten identified information-age mindset attributes are significant, and represent values and beliefs, physical behaviors, or emotional needs of students interacting within a digital learning environment. The following findings relate information-age mindset and online learning: (a) the stronger the information-age mindset, the more blurred the line between consumer and creator of information, and the less successful the student in distance learning courses (regardless of age); and (b) the stronger the information-age mindset, the more likely the student uses Nintendo-style problem-solving strategies online, and the more successful the adult student in distance learning courses. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California