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

  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},
  • 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… 

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