Business faculty and undergraduate students' perceptions of online earning: A comparative study. Tanner, J. R.; Noser, T. C.; and Totaro, M. W. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20:29--40. 1
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In this paper, the authors compare business faculty and undergraduate students' perceptions of online learning. Specifically, a survey was given to a convenience sample of 893 undergraduate students (of which 890 were usable) at two regional universities in the southern United States; a modified version of the survey was mailed to a random sample of 1,175 business faculty members throughout the United States. Comparison of the results from each group showed that a number of differences in perception exist, due, perhaps, to the heterogeneous points of view and motivations for online learning between faculty and students. Since many universities are still deciding the extent of their offerings of such courses, this information may be helpful to university administrators in deciding which types of courses at their universities might be offered online. Faculty who are considering teaching one or more online courses may find the results of this study helpful in structuring these online offerings. The results of this study should assist students in gaining a realistic expectation of what to anticipate from online learning courses based on information we have found and studies we have done. It is important that students have a realistic perception of the online learning experience. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Information Systems Education is the property of Journal of Information Systems Education and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
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	title = {Business faculty and undergraduate students' perceptions of online earning: {A} comparative study},
	volume = {20},
	issn = {10553096},
	shorttitle = {Business {Faculty} and {Undergraduate} {Students}' {Perceptions} of {Online} earning: {A} {Comparative} {Study}},
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	abstract = {In this paper, the authors compare business faculty and undergraduate students' perceptions of online learning. Specifically, a survey was given to a convenience sample of 893 undergraduate students (of which 890 were usable) at two regional universities in the southern United States; a modified version of the survey was mailed to a random sample of 1,175 business faculty members throughout the United States. Comparison of the results from each group showed that a number of differences in perception exist, due, perhaps, to the heterogeneous points of view and motivations for online learning between faculty and students. Since many universities are still deciding the extent of their offerings of such courses, this information may be helpful to university administrators in deciding which types of courses at their universities might be offered online. Faculty who are considering teaching one or more online courses may find the results of this study helpful in structuring these online offerings. The results of this study should assist students in gaining a realistic expectation of what to anticipate from online learning courses based on information we have found and studies we have done. It is important that students have a realistic perception of the online learning experience. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Information Systems Education is the property of Journal of Information Systems Education and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)},
	journal = {Journal of Information Systems Education},
	author = {Tanner, John R. and Noser, Thomas C. and Totaro, Michael W.},
	note = {1},
	keywords = {ATTITUDES, DISTANCE education, EDUCATIONAL surveys, INTERNET in education, RESEARCH, STUDENTS -- Attitudes, Student Perceptions, TEACHERS, UNDERGRADUATES, faculty perceptions, online learning},
	pages = {29--40}
}
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