Online Learning Environments: A Health Promotion Approach to Ergonomics PROCEEDINGS
Joy Fraser, Peter Holt, James Mackintosh, Athabasca University, Canada
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Many professionals who do not live close to, or do not wish to attend classes in
traditional universities have embraced computer-based distance delivery methods with enthusiasm.
While the Internet does provide greater access to education and does not require people to relocate
or give up their jobs, over-reliance on it for both work and school raises many questions and
concerns. Electronic course delivery requires students to spend time at their computers in addition
to other activities they may be required to do on their computers. Using surveys and focus groups,
this study examined the extent to which students studying on-line are aware of and/ or are
experiencing physical and psychological risks associated with poor use or over-use of computers.
Fraser, J., Holt, P. & Mackintosh, J. (2000). Online Learning Environments: A Health Promotion Approach to Ergonomics. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 703-704). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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