A Matter of Convenience: Student Perceptions and Rigor in Web-based Course Delivery
Charles D. Mize, James G. Izat, West Texas A&M University, United States ; Terence C. Ahern, Texas Tech University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This is a summary of some of the issues that arise in discussions among administrators, faculty, and students involved in on-line course delivery. The Internet is being seen increasingly as a delivery method for many courses, however, not everyone involved with these courses, perceive the courses in the same way. Administrators, faculty, and students seem to have much broader expectations and perceptions about such factors as audience, content, rigor, evaluation, and time. A course that is perceived as a strong course by an administrator may be perceived inferior by the faculty teaching on-line. Likewise, a course that is perceived as rigorous by a faculty member delivering an on-line course may be seen as an unreasonable amount of work by students. This summation looks at some of these differing views.
Mize, C.D., Izat, J.G. & Ahern, T.C. (1999). A Matter of Convenience: Student Perceptions and Rigor in Web-based Course Delivery. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 229-231). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).