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Demographic, Learning Style, and Attitude towards Technology Differences Between Online and Face-to-Face Students in an Introductory Level Special Education Course
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, , , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

On-line courses have become a standard delivery method for teacher education classes. Questions continue to surface as to the effectiveness of online service delivery models for training future educators. The current study reviews a number of variables to determine which variables predict student success as measured by the final class grade. The variables measured include: attitude towards computers, student learning style, distance from campus, communication within the course and student level of perceived computer competence. The characteristics of on-line students were compared and contrasted to students selecting a face-to-face delivery model. Significant differences were found in demographic variables, preferred learning style, and level of perceived computer competence. Implications for modifying on-line classes to increase student opportunity for success are discussed.

Citation

Tyler-Wood, T., Knezek, G. & Christensen, R. (2007). Demographic, Learning Style, and Attitude towards Technology Differences Between Online and Face-to-Face Students in an Introductory Level Special Education Course. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 526-529). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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