Perceptions of Achievement and Satisfaction as Related to Interactions in Online Courses

ID: 40621 Type: Full Paper
  1. Kristi Bordelon, Teacher Education University, United States

Tuesday, October 22 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 6 View on map

Presider: Naoki Funahara, Dept. of ElecEng, Kobe City College of Tech., Japan

Abstract: Students have been documented as achieving and reporting satisfaction in online instructional environments. However, the perception still exists that isolation from the instructor and other students reduces student satisfaction and achievement in an online class. It has been determined that student-instructor interaction, student-student interaction, and student-content interaction each exist in online classes and influence student perceived learning and satisfaction. What is problematic is that it has yet to be determined if a statistically significant degree of differences or variations in student-instructor interaction, student-student interaction, or student-content interaction are related to differences or variations in student perceived achievement or satisfaction in online graduate courses in the field of education. This quantitative study utilized a purposive sample of 155 K-12 educators who were enrolled in online, graduate courses completed an online survey containi


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