Developing a diagnostic tool for assessing tertiary students’ readiness for online learning
Pillay, Hitendra K., Irving, Kym A., & McCrindle, Andrea R. (2006) Developing a diagnostic tool for assessing tertiary students’ readiness for online learning. International Journal of Learning Technology, 2(1), pp. 92-104.
The increasing investment in developing high quality systems for online learning has focused more on technology with little regard for learners’ readiness to learn through such systems. One of the reasons for this was an assumption that most students have the necessary capacity (technical and attitudinal) to deal with online learning. This assumption is increasingly being challenged in recent years. This paper explores the difficulties experienced by online learners and develops a diagnostic survey instrument to ascertain learner readiness to participate in online learning environments. Through confirmatory factor analysis, four factors were identified: Technical skills, Learner self-efficacy, Learning preference and Learner attitude. This paper reports on the design and development of the survey instrument.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||online learning, student readiness, diagnostic tool, learning skills and dispositions, tertiary learning, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Inderscience Enterprises|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Oct 2014 04:56|
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