Share Paper: Helping Students become Successful Online Learners: Lessons Learned from Eight Semesters of an Action Research Study

  1. Jane Kenney, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, United States
  2. Ellen Newcombe, West Chester University, United States
Thursday, June 26 4:40 PM-5:00 PM B1096

Abstract: This paper is based on the results of eight semesters of an action research study about student perceptions of a blended, flipped instructional strategy used in an undergraduate education course. Learner characteristics that were found to be major barriers to successful learning were lack of self-discipline and time management skills, students beliefs about the learning process, comfort level in using technology for learning, and less interaction with the teacher. The types of scaffolding that the authors provided to address these barriers and help students become more successful online learners are discussed.