Inquiries into Technology- Based Course Delivery: Our Lessons Learned Glenn Cockerline Mike Nantais Lili Jardine Brandon University Brandon University Brandon S.D. #40CockerlineG@BrandonU.ca NantaisM@BrandonU.ca Jardine.Lili@BrandonSD.mb.ca
Agenda & Session Goal 1. Introduction 2. Overview of three studies 3. Study 1: perceptual modalities 4. Study 2: educator perspectives 5. Study 3: learner perspectives 6. Areas of overlap 7. Discussion Our goal:To ﬁnd an overlap in the ﬁndings of 3 independent studies & discuss their implications for practice.
Perceptual EducatorModalities Perspectives Learner Perspectives Three Studies
Study 1 Cognitive Styles in Student Use,Perception, and Satisfaction With Online Learning A quantitative study (N=98)
Premise The brain is the interface between us andour environment
Research QuestionIs there a correlation between student’sperceptual modality & their: comfort with BlackBoard use of BlackBoard satisfaction with BlackBoard
Study 2Lessons Learned from Practitioners of Online Learning A qualitative study (N=6 & 16)
Purpose of the study: ~ to investigate technology-based distance education (particularly ‘web-based delivery’)by exploring effective practices for course design, delivery and instruction. ~ exploratory, qualitative study of current practice & experience in SW Manitoba (interviews & focus group) ~ perspective of practitioner
Study 3Increasing Student Success and Satisfaction with Online Learning: An Examination ofOnline Learning Systems in a Rural School Division in SW Manitoba A mixed methods study (N=56)
Research Question What are the factors correlated withstudents’ success and satisfaction with online courses?
Summary: areas of overlap Please refer to the handout.