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Assuring Student Satisfaction of Online Education: A Search for Core Course Design Elements

, , Texas Tech University, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 18, Number 2, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This study investigated to determine the online course design elements that are associated with student online course satisfaction. A total of 90 online courses were reviewed, using the course checklist based on the Quality Matters rubric. The results show that course structure and layout were inconsistent across courses within a program or department, and several elements (e.g., the number of modules and assignments and standalone schedule page) influenced online course satisfaction. The findings of this study provide a snap-shot of current practice and imply that consistent organization, appropriate number of learning activities, and meaningful facilitation of learning should be considered for online course design. Further research is needed to develop specific criteria to measure the quality of instruction and learning experience.

Citation

Shin, S. & Cheon, J. (2019). Assuring Student Satisfaction of Online Education: A Search for Core Course Design Elements. International Journal on E-Learning, 18(2), 147-164. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 16, 2019 from .