Incorporating Video Vignettes into a Survey to Identify the Online Learning Preferences of Indigenous University Students
Robert Byrne, Patrick Walton, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Academic research examining Aboriginal education in Canada shows a disparity in attainment and access to education between Aboriginal students and the general population, largely believed to result from the residential school policies of the last century. Published research points to student engagement as a key predictor of course completion. The survey developed in this study identifies the preferences for online learning strategies and technologies designed to enhance student engagement and course completion for Aboriginal learners. This project is a step towards improving the Aboriginal online completion rates for those taking Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs. The ABE program is of great value to Aboriginal learners because it is a bridge for school leavers to re-enter the education system, complete high school graduation requirements, and continue with further education or enter the work force. However, the completion rate for Aboriginal students in the ABE Program is currently very low. The information gathered by the survey developed for this project will be used to inform the creation of online courses that increase the ABE Program completion rate for Aboriginal learners.
Byrne, R. & Walton, P. (2014). Incorporating Video Vignettes into a Survey to Identify the Online Learning Preferences of Indigenous University Students. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 303-312). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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