Students’ Distress with a Web-based Distance Education Course: An Ethnographic Study of Participants' Experiences

@article{Hara2003StudentsDW,
  title={Students’ Distress with a Web-based Distance Education Course: An Ethnographic Study of Participants' Experiences},
  author={Noriko Hara and Rob Kling},
  journal={The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education},
  year={2003},
  volume={4}
}
  • N. Hara, R. Kling
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Education
  • The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education
Many advocates of computer-mediated distance education emphasize its positive aspects and understate the kinds of communicative and technical capabilities and work required by students and faculty. There are few systematic analytical studies of students who have experienced new technologies in higher education. This article presents a qualitative case study of a web-based distance education course at a major U.S. university. The case data reveal a topic that is glossed over in much of the… 

Reflections on the implications of technology-mediated learning: A teacher educator perspective

In this paper, I report on how my practice was influenced by re-designing an existing introductory teacher education course that included an online component. The purpose of the study was to explore

An Exploratory Study of Students’ Perception of their Online Learning Experiences in a Midwestern University

Online learning programs and online courses have seen a rapid rise in recent years; however, how to improve those online programs to enhance student learning often remains an issue. This study seeks

University faculty’s perspectives on the roles of e-instructors and their online instruction practice

Despite the rapid use of e-Learning in higher education, the beliefs of instructors about and their practices during online instruction have been seldom addressed. This study explores the role

An exploratory case study of students' perceptions of online graduate education

TLDR
The findings indicated that the lack of social connection may decrease participants' levels of satisfaction of their online learning experience, impact their desire to ask for help from other class members, and lead to a weak sense of being connected in a learning community.

Online Learning in Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghanaian University Students' Experiences and Perceptions.

This study adopted a qualitative case-study approach to examine the attitudes, experiences, and perceptions of undergraduate students who were enrolled in an online, collaborative learning course at

The impact of web-logs (blogs) on student perceptions of isolation and alienation in a web-based distance-learning environment

In the rush to promote the use of computer-mediated technologies for both traditional and distance learning, relatively little research has been conducted about learner feelings of isolation,

Becoming an Online Distance Learner: What can be learned from students’ experiences of induction to distance programmes?

TLDR
It is concluded that a fundamental understanding of both students’ needs and their initial encounters with online distance education are important to ensure effective support is provided when students commence their studies.

Student resistance to ICT in education

TLDR
A large scale study that compared student attitudes to a range of teaching modes, identified differences in attitude associated with demographic variables and examined the effect of student characteristics on such attitudes found traditional teaching modes were found to be strongly preferred above all others.

Presence & Engagement: Best Practices for the Online Text-Based Classroom

TLDR
This chapter begins by reviewing the literature in the field that offers support for the ideas on best practices that follow, including student interviews regarding instructor presence that have had the greatest impact on them, both positive and negative, including what has engaged or disengaged them during a course.

Student Traits and Attributes Contributing to Success in Online Courses: Evaluation of University Online Courses

TLDR
Students judged that course evaluations used for traditionally taught courses can also be appropriate for distance education courses, and compared across gender, with no statistically significant gender differences resulting.
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 73 REFERENCES

Students' Frustrations with a Web-Based Distance Education Course

TLDR
In this study, students' frustrations were found in three interrelated sources: lack of prompt feedback, ambiguous instructions on the Web, and technical problems and it was concluded that these frustrations inhibited educational opportunities.

Learning in a computer conferenced contexts: The learner''s perspective

  • E. Burge
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • 1994
TLDR
The results of the study suggest that the taxonomy from cognitive psychology should be expanded to include strategies that focus on the management of the inter-personal and logistical elements of the CC context, and that CC poses as many challenges as it does opportunities for its use in higher education.

AUTHOR: CRAIG E. ABRAHAMSON TITLE: ISSUES IN INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION IN DISTANCE EDUCATION

Increased pressure relating to employment schedules, finances, and family responsibilities, as well as the high-cost of post-secondary education and the limited availability of scholarships, has

The Story of Distance Education: A Practitioner's Perspective

In answering the journalistic questions involved in telling a good story (who, what, when, where, why, and how), this article's goals are to provide an historical overview of the issues and

The Effects of Technology on Online Education.

TLDR
The need for greater complexity in basic research on online education programs is illustrated by exploring the effects of two different delivery technologies on the nature of interaction.

A Dozen Recommendations for Placing the Student at the Center of Web-Based Learning.

TLDR
Reflecting on various experiences as well as the perspectives the authors' students shared with us in their formative and summative evaluations of their Web courses form the basis for a dozen learner‐centred recommendations for Web‐based instruction.

The Computer in Education: A Critical Perspective

look at the place of computers in education. The Computer in Education: A Critical Perspective’s nine articles by noted scholars delve into the possible long-range consequences and potential dangers

Trends in research and practice: An examination of the American journal of distance education 1987 to 1995

Abstract This study examines The American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) during a nine year period from its inception in 1987 to 1995. The analysis of the journal is based on Porter's “Forum

Book Review: Education/Technology/Power: Educational Computing as a Social Practice

TLDR
This volume joins thirty-seven other books in the SUNY (SUNY) series Frontiers in Education, where fourteen authors or co-authors examine educational computing as a social practice and gender and power are the prevalent focus of several chapters.
...