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Student Perceptions of Online Practicum

, , University of Calgary, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


The purpose of the study was to investigate practicum students’ perceptions of their experience with an online practicum course in an Applied School Psychology graduate program. With the use of synchronous and asynchronous communication technology, the instructor and students met in the online environment to engage in discussion with regard to topics and issues related to the practicum experience. Using a case study methodology, data were collected through the use of individual interviews with students and the instructor, along with students completing a perception survey. The following four recommendations for practice in using online environments for practicum were identified as a result of the study: 1) establish an online presence requires the use of various activities and tools; 2) requiring a mind shift in an online practicum to support greater engagement in learning; 3) ability to problem-solve within technology-enabled learning environments; and 4) changing nature of technolo


Wilcox, G. & Lock, J. (2014). Student Perceptions of Online Practicum. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 2059-2064). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .


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