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Waltzing from Needs and Necessity to Comfort and Convenience: Online and Distance Learning at the Upper Secondary Level
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, Iceland University of Education; University of Iceland, Iceland

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Administrators in all 29 high schools/junior colleges in Iceland were contacted in the fall of 2005 and again in the fall of 2006 and interviewed regarding distance learning (DL) and uses of learning management systems (LMS) in their schools. The schools were classified into five main groups in terms of prominence of DL in the schools. From six of those schools that differed by DL group and location (rural vs. suburban/urban), 24 teachers and 53 students were interviewed in the spring of 2007. The main focus of this article is reporting the attitudes of students and how they are experiencing being distance (or online) learners and the use of LMS‘s within their schools.

Citation

Jakobsdottir, S. (2008). Waltzing from Needs and Necessity to Comfort and Convenience: Online and Distance Learning at the Upper Secondary Level. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 129-134). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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