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College Students’ Perception of an Online Course in Special Education

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Title:College Students’ Perception of an Online Course in Special Education
Authors:Eichelberger, Ariana
Ngo, Hong
Author Affiliation:Ariana Eichelberger - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hong T.P. Ngo - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Keywords:online course design
student perception
distance education
Date Issued:2018
Abstract:When redesigning an online course, obtaining and integrating feedback from students is a critical facet of an iterative design and development cycle. This study examined college students’ perceptions of specific elements of a redesigned online course. Elements included course structure, curriculum and instruction, technology, and student connection. In addition, student age and selfreported online course preparedness were also considered. The study used a concurrent nested mixed methods research design that allowed collection of both quantitative and qualitative data. The findings showed that (1) the course structure was the most highly rated element, whereas student connection was lowest, (2) students’ age impacted student perception of curriculum and instruction, course structure, and technology course elements, and (3) no significant difference was found in students’ online course preparedness and their perception of the course elements. These findings add to a growing body of literature on student perception of online courses and may to some extent shift views on the importance of preparedness and student-student connection in an online learning environment.
Pages/Duration:12 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69151
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: TCC 2018 Proceedings


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