Online Learning: Students’ Perception, Satisfaction, and Comfort
Sean Lancaster, Paula Lancaster, Grand Valley State University, United States
Global Learn, in Limerick, Ireland Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
During the last decade, online and hybrid online courses have been gaining much popularity, particularly in higher education. This study provides an analysis of students’ perceptions related to technology and helps identify the predicting factors which have an influence on satisfaction and acceptance of online learning. A cross sectional study of 767 undergraduate students responding to a pre-online course survey were studied between 2005 and 2015. Descriptive statistics, chi-square, and logistic regression are used in this analysis. Preliminary findings reveal that students who had participated in an online class previously demonstrate significantly more comfort using new technologies (p-value < .05, chi-square=4.94). And, students who live more than 50 miles from school are more likely to indicate wanting to take future online classes (p-value = 0.019). Findings of this study should inform faculty teaching online courses and administrators in online programs.
Lancaster, S. & Lancaster, P. (2016). Online Learning: Students’ Perception, Satisfaction, and Comfort. In Proceedings of Global Learn-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 460-465). Limerick, Ireland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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