ERIC Number: EJ959030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Student Perceptions and Preferences for Tertiary Online Courses: Does Prior High School Distance Learning Make a Difference?
Kirby, Dale; Barbour, Michael K.; Sharpe, Dennis B.
American Journal of Distance Education, v26 n1 p34-49 2012
University students who had completed at least one distance education course were surveyed during their first and fourth year of postsecondary studies. When controlled for those who had previous distance education experience in high school, it was found that self-regulatory learning behaviors, which are frequently linked to positive experiences and outcomes in online and distance education courses, were equally apparent in all of the participating students regardless of whether they had previously studied online. These findings suggest that high school students do not gain independent learning skills and attitudes in an online environment regardless of what stakeholders, administrators, teachers, parents, and even students themselves believe. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Independent Study, Distance Education, Online Courses, Self Management, Prior Learning, High School Students, Student Characteristics, Preferences, Rural Schools, College Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Student Surveys, College Students, Student Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada