Web Survey Bibliography
Title Online Focus Group: A Tool to Evaluate Online Students' Course Experience
Source The Internet and Higher Education, 2, 2-3, pp.171-176
Access date 13.05.2004
Abstract This study suggests that virtual focus groups can be used as a powerful research tool to evaluate students' online course experiences. Students taking courses through the Internet want to be in control of when to access their course content. They also want to be able to decide when and how they interact with their peers and professors. In other words, students are striving for flexibility. Due to the fact that online courses require a different array of preparation, infrastructure, technical support, technology expertise, and course methodology; the evaluation of student online course experience(s) requires a different evaluation paradigm. In this study, the researchers combined the focus group with the Delphi technique and were able to verify the important matters that made an impact on students' satisfaction with the online course(s) they took. The uniqueness of this study is related to the adoption of asynchronous communication into the focus group research technique.
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Bibliographic typeJournal article
Year of publication1999
Web Survey Bibliography - E-learning (24)
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- Statistical analysis of on-line courses; 2009; Baelter, O.
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- Online Student Ratings: Increasing Response Rates; 2006; Nelson, D. L.
- Lessons Learned From Online vs. Paper-based Computer Information Students’ Evaluation System; 2005; Liegle, J., McDonald, D. S.
- Using Online Surveys to Evaluate Distance Education Programs; 2005; Strachota, E., Schmidt, S., Conceicao, S.
- Teacher-Student Interaction and Learning in On-line Theological Education. Part I: Concepts and Concerns...; 2005; Heinemann, M. H.
- The impact of Web-based instruction on transactional distance; 2004; Ramanau, R.
- Is the education on digital libraries adequate?; 2004; Yan, Q. L.
- Focused Online Discussions, Moments of Difficulty, and Student Understanding; 2004; Hodges, P. C.
- An investigation of relationships among instructor immediacy and affective and cognitive learning in...; 2004; Baker, J. D.
- Teaching online methods in higher education - the study module "Experimental Psychology" as an example...; 2004; Schulte, F. P., Heineken, E., Ollesch, H.
- The Seven E-learning Barriers Facing Employees; 2003; Mungania, P.
- Designing, implementing, and evaluating an educational digital library resource; 2003; Che Kassim, A. R., Kochtanek, T. R.
- Web accessible databases for electronic resource collections: a case study and its implications; 2003; Cohen, L. B., Calsada, M. M.
- Examining Online Instruction in Undergraduate Nursing Education; 2002; Christianson, L., Tiene, D., Luft, P.
- Online, but on target? Internet-based MBA courses; 2002; McGorry, S. Y.
- SurveyMonkey.com - Web-Based Survey and Evaluation System: http://www.SurveyMonkey.com; 2002; Gordon, A.
- Online business education in the twenty-first century: an analysis of potential target markets; 2001; Evans, J. R., Haase, I. M.
- A spectrometer in the bedroom—the development and potential of internet-based experiments; 2001; Cartwright, H. M., Valentine, K.
- Dimensions of Internet Science; 2001; Reips, U. -D., Bosnjak, M.
- Online Focus Group: A Tool to Evaluate Online Students' Course Experience; 1999; Monolescu, D., Schifter, C.
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