A study of how different demographic groups find the experience of flexible online learning. A first year course in Internet &amp; Web Design is offered to a diverse range of students in traditional and online formats. We hope to draw conclusions about which groups find online learning works for them.
A key problem in facilitating a successful online course is the highly time-consuming nature of the administrative and pedagogical tasks involved. It is also difficult to achieve a community of learners online, since the lecturer has to overcome the natural reticence of students to post in shared class spaces. In computing courses an additional factor is… (More)