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High School Students in the New Learning Environment: A Profile of Distance E-Learners


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 1303-6521


The relative ubiquity of computer access and the rapid development of information and communication technology have profoundly impacted teaching and learning at a distance. Relatively little is currently known about the characteristics of those students who participate in distance e-learning courses at the secondary school level. In an effort to provide a better understanding of who secondary school distance e-learners are, this study utilized a logistic regression analysis to examine data from a survey of students at 35 public schools in the Eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey sample included students who did and did not participate in distance e-learning courses. The results of the analysis suggest that secondary school distance e-learners are more likely to be females who are a) completing a demanding academic program, b) positively disposed toward school, c) not employed in a part-time job, and d) confident of their computer and reading abilities. (Contains 3 tables.)


Kirby, D. & Sharpe, D. (2010). High School Students in the New Learning Environment: A Profile of Distance E-Learners. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 9(1), 83-88. Retrieved February 29, 2020 from .

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