Relationships between students' and instructional variables with satisfaction and learning from a Web-based course

Hong, Kian Sam (2002) Relationships between students' and instructional variables with satisfaction and learning from a Web-based course. The Internet and Higher Education, 5 (3). pp. 267-281. ISSN 1096-7516

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Abstract

The author discusses the results of a study about the effect of students' and instructional variables on satisfaction and achievement in a Web-based course. Results indicated that gender, age, learning styles, time spent on the course, and perceptions of student–student interactions, course activities, and asynchronous Web-based conferences were not related to satisfaction and learning outcomes. Those students who entered the course with better Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scores achieved higher final grades in the course, but did not express more satisfaction with the learning environment. Computer experience did not influence achievement but experienced computer users were more satisfied with the course. Students who perceived the student–instructor interactions positively felt that their discussion group had performed well during the conferences, and viewed the learning materials used in the conferences positively improved grades and were more satisfied with the course. Students expected instructor-led learning. There is a need to explicitly design an organising strategy to assist students in completing the problem-based learning processes during the Web-based conferences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Web-based course; Student–instructor interactions; Satisfaction; Achievement, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 07:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 07:33
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17678

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