'Anybody out there a real expert?': Transition into the online learning environment by first year university students

Meeri Hellstén*

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on an evaluation of online learning in a large Australian undergraduate first year university subject. A central focus is the effectiveness web based learning and its implications for facilitating transition pathways into a new learning environment by new university students. The research is situated within a framework of action research and curriculnm evaluation by exploring the different uses of a subject web site. Student postings on the web site bulletin board were evaluated. The interpretive content analysis indicates that the online mode of delivery is most beneficial in the distance education mode acting as a socialization and inter-relational device.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationE-Training Practices for Professional Organizations - IFIP TC3/WG3.3 5th Working Conference on eTRAIN Practices for Professional Organizations, eTrain 2003
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Pages51-59
    Number of pages9
    Volume167
    ISBN (Print)1402077564, 9781402077562
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event5th Working Conference on eTRAIN Practices for Professional Organizations, eTrain 2003 - Pori, Finland
    Duration: 7 Jul 200311 Jul 2003

    Publication series

    NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
    Volume167
    ISSN (Print)18684238

    Other

    Other5th Working Conference on eTRAIN Practices for Professional Organizations, eTrain 2003
    CountryFinland
    CityPori
    Period7/07/0311/07/03

    Keywords

    • Curriculnm development
    • Higher education
    • Pedagogy
    • Research
    • Teacher education

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