Attitudinal Roadblocks: Transitions to the Distance Classroom
Jeffrey J. Walczyk, Walter Buboltz, Louisiana Tech University, United States ; Daniel F. Walczyk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 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), Chesapeake, VA
Distance learning via compressed video is a major direction institutions of higher learning are headed in. From the standpoint of the institution, a course can be offered to a larger number of students at a reduced cost. Students are also accommodated by not having to drive to a central campus. This research explores the impact of distance learning via compressed video on the student in terms of student perceptions. It also explores personality characteristics that facilitate student acceptance. Students were sampled at two geographically diverse universities. Results are interpreted from a psycho-educational perspective.
Walczyk, J.J., Buboltz, W. & Walczyk, D.F. (1999). Attitudinal Roadblocks: Transitions to the Distance Classroom. 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. 291-294). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).