Motivation of Students for Enrolling in Online Versus Traditional Courses
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Jenkins, S. & Downs, E. (2004). Motivation of Students for Enrolling in Online Versus Traditional Courses. In R. Ferdig et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 2899-2901). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Qualitative responses were gathered from 120 graduate education majors as to their reasons for selecting either online or traditional course formats. Results indicated that students enrolled in online courses for reasons related to convenience, while traditional course formats were chosen to meet needs for live classroom interaction. Significance is presented in terms of differential needs and how they may relate to desirable learner characteristics.
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