'Anybody out there a real expert?'

Transition into the online learning environment by first year university students

Meeri Hellstén*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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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