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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159554
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Experience of Online Learning: a Qualitative Study
Abstract:
Experience of Online Learning: a Qualitative Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Roth-Sautter, Constance
P.I. Institution Name:Medical College of Ohio, School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Online education is increasing in higher education as academic institutions attempt to meet the needs of learners who may not be able to attend on site classes. The use of computer technology to deliver educational programs is relatively new and questions of effectiveness remain. The limited published research focuses primarily on issues, uses, and techniques. Further study of the impact on students of online courses is needed. Courses, partly or completely online, were recently instituted for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs at our School of Nursing. Modules are published on the institution's intranet, and include asynchronous or synchronous discussions. The purpose of this qualitative study is to achieve an understanding of the student's experience of online learning. The research questions are: "What was it like for you to take an online course?" and "How did the use of the online learning format affect your learning?" The conceptual framework for the study uses a qualitative paradigm to provide an understanding of the student's subjective reality. A purposive sample is being solicited from students completing an online course at the school. An electronic message is sent to the members of selected online classes, requesting their participation in the study. Responses to the research questions are returned by email. Data analysis is based on the methodology described by Colaizzi. Following initial analysis of the data, participants will be asked to verify the investigators' interpretation. The perceived advantages of online courses need to be considered in light of the meaning of the experience for learners and the effect of this format on learning. Understanding the experience of these learners may benefit teachers and students who are involved in other online classes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExperience of Online Learning: a Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159554-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Experience of Online Learning: a Qualitative Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Roth-Sautter, Constance</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical College of Ohio, School of Nursing, 3000 Arlington Avenue</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">crothsautter@mco.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Online education is increasing in higher education as academic institutions attempt to meet the needs of learners who may not be able to attend on site classes. The use of computer technology to deliver educational programs is relatively new and questions of effectiveness remain. The limited published research focuses primarily on issues, uses, and techniques. Further study of the impact on students of online courses is needed. Courses, partly or completely online, were recently instituted for students in the undergraduate and graduate programs at our School of Nursing. Modules are published on the institution's intranet, and include asynchronous or synchronous discussions. The purpose of this qualitative study is to achieve an understanding of the student's experience of online learning. The research questions are: &quot;What was it like for you to take an online course?&quot; and &quot;How did the use of the online learning format affect your learning?&quot; The conceptual framework for the study uses a qualitative paradigm to provide an understanding of the student's subjective reality. A purposive sample is being solicited from students completing an online course at the school. An electronic message is sent to the members of selected online classes, requesting their participation in the study. Responses to the research questions are returned by email. Data analysis is based on the methodology described by Colaizzi. Following initial analysis of the data, participants will be asked to verify the investigators' interpretation. The perceived advantages of online courses need to be considered in light of the meaning of the experience for learners and the effect of this format on learning. Understanding the experience of these learners may benefit teachers and students who are involved in other online classes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:07:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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