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Understanding Online Learning Through a Qualitative Description of Profesors and Students' Experiences

, , New Mexico State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Record type: Article

Abstract

ABSTRACT Many things are not understood about distance education despite its popularity and growth in institutions of higher education (IHEs). That is why it is important to recognize faculty and students’ attitudes, perceptions, and experiences to help faculty design and prepare an online course, to provide educators with information about recruitment, to assist students so they can achieve meaningful and positive learning, and possibly, to establish a successful distance education program at RSU. The purpose of this study is to find out the attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of professors and graduate students about teaching and learning in a distance learning environment using a web-based course delivery. Both professors and students are from the College of Education in a Southwest border institution. This research provides a qualitative description of faculty and students’ attitudes, perceptions, and experiences, so awareness and understanding can be achieved to meet a new vision in teaching through distance learning.

Citation

Lao, T. & Gonzales, C. (2005). Understanding Online Learning Through a Qualitative Description of Profesors and Students' Experiences. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(3), 459-474. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .

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