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Student perceptions of a collaborative online learning environment


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Abstract (summary)

This study explores student expectations and perceptions of a collaborative online learning environment, how these perceptions changed based on their experience in the class, and which factors most influenced these expectations and perceptions. The setting of this study was a graduate-level online course emphasizing collaboration. Participants were interviewed at the beginning and end of the semester, and the results were analyzed according to grounded theory.

The emergent theory is that student expectations and perceptions of a collaborative online course are most influenced by prior information available about the course, students' previous education experience, individual differences, and students' online collaboration skills. By understanding these mechanisms, instructors can design collaborative online courses to adjust these expectations and perceptions and improve student learning.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Curricula;
Teaching;
Educational software
Classification
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0710: Educational software
Identifier / keyword
Education; Collaborative; Learning environment; Online
Title
Student perceptions of a collaborative online learning environment
Author
Changwatchai, Jantrathip
Number of pages
274
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0227
Source
DAI-A 66/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542489655, 0542489651
Advisor
Resta, Paul E.
University/institution
The University of Texas at Austin
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3203511
ProQuest document ID
304981582
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304981582
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