NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Back to results
ERIC Number: ED571759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 191
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3397-3248-0
ISSN: N/A
Experiences of Students with Specific Learning Disorder (Including ADHD) in Online College Degree Programs: A Phenomenological Study
Bunch, Seleta LeAnn
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
Enrollment in online degree programs is rapidly expanding due to the convenience and affordability offered to students and improvements in technology. The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenological study was to understand the shared experiences of students with documented specific learning disorders (including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) enrolled in online degree programs at a large, faith-based university in the Southeast United States. Colleges and universities must follow federal mandates as recommended by the Office of Civil Rights for students with documented disabilities in both traditional and online settings. Research is lacking in the area of understanding the experiences of students with specific learning disorder (including ADHD) in online college degree programs. Students with specific learning disorder (including ADHD) participated in an online focus group and in semi-structured individual interviews to share their experiences as online learners. The following research questions were addressed: How do students with documented specific learning disorders describe their experience in the university online learning environment? How do participants with documented specific learning disorder describe their reported experiences using accommodations in the online learning environment? What benefits are perceived by students with documented specific learning disorder in the university online learning environment? What challenges are perceived by students with documented specific learning disorder in the online university learning environment? Challenges and benefits of online degree programs, ideas for improving online degree programs, internal characteristics for success, and external motivators for degree completion were the identified themes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A