lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A comparative study on the quality of learning experience between traditional campus and online distance learning at a Masters level
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY OF THE QUALITY OF LEARNING EXPERIENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CAMPUS AND ON-LINE DISTANCE LEARNING AT A MASTERS LEVEL.

This study compares the quality of learning experiences of traditional campus students to those of distance on-line students studying at a Masters level. Using an adapted version of “The theory of on-line learning quality” five dimensions of interaction were compared to determine if there was a significant statistical difference between both learning methods. The study took place within a Masters level program, in Linnaeus University, Sweden. The five dimensions of interaction included in the study are Instructor-Learner, Learner-Learner, Learner-Content, Learner-Interface, and Social Interaction. Using these dimensions of interaction to determine the quality of learning experience a questionnaire survey was designed for the students enrolled in the program. Answers to the survey questions used a Likert-scale schema for responses. A Mann-Whitney U-Test was performed on the response results. The results of the study found that there was little statistical difference between the quality of learning experience of traditional campus students to that of on-line distance students. The two survey questions which did show a statistical difference were related to the Instructor-Learner and Social dimensions of interaction. In a dual learning program of this type, recommendations are made to include a teaching assistant with responsibilities for monitoring on-line participation during live lectures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , p. 82
Keyword [en]
On-line, Distance, Learning, Informatics, Quality of on-line learning, Trends in on-line learning, Dimensions of interaction, Online learning quality inventory
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30882OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-30882DiVA, id: diva2:675437
Educational program
Information Systems for Business Development Programme,180 credits
Examiners
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2290 kB)328 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2290 kBChecksum SHA-512
d4467f687393a818e5a56f968b46fb53e71db8ec3afeafa9beaa0c9d04fc6d862af07c9b53148e883d706abce0183b1c143b167b2cf47bce77fd83c21413dff4
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hayes, Jonathan
By organisation
Department of Informatics
Learning

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 328 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 568 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf