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Bolliger, Doris U.; Wasilik, Oksana – Distance Education, 2009
Faculty satisfaction is considered an important factor of quality in online courses. A study was conducted to identify and confirm factors affecting the satisfaction of online faculty at a small research university, and to develop and validate an instrument that can be used to measure perceived faculty satisfaction in the context of the online…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Online Courses, Internet, College Faculty
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E.; Price, Linda – Distance Education, 2009
Questionnaire responses of 457 students and 602 tutors were used to investigate conceptions of a "good tutor." In each case, factor analysis identified scales that reflected key constructs; cluster analysis identified subgroups with different patterns of scale scores; and discriminant analysis determined the scales that contributed the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Open Universities, Mail Surveys
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Benson, Robyn; Samarawickrema, Gayani – Distance Education, 2009
The rapidly expanding range of options available for innovative e-learning approaches based on emerging technologies has given renewed importance to teaching and learning issues that have long been familiar to distance educators. These issues arise from the separation between learners, and between teacher and learners, which occurs when learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Strategies, Instructional Design