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Online courses : a framework

Author:
Grimes, Mark S.
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Richard P. Duran and John T. Yun
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Educational evaluation, Higher education, and Educational technology
Keywords:
Online Learning
Control
Higher Education
Online Education
Distance Education
Student Decisions
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

This dissertation has two main purposes: 1) the introduction and application of a framework of online education that includes both the student and instructional perspectives during course implementation 2) to find validation for the framework using three separate studies: a detailed study of variables in online education and higher education literature; a course case study; and 15 student cases. In addition to addressing the experiences of four main actors (institution, instructor, media, and student) in the course, the theory proposed here makes a connection between many areas of online education literature that had previously been somewhat disparate. This connection is important because it allows for a broader perspective for a more holistic understanding of the issues in online courses. This broader perspective should help researchers and educators communicate not only what they are focusing their research and instruction on but also what is periphery. The studies analyzed whether the proposed framework accurately reflects the literature, a course case study, and 15 student cases. When it does not, this dissertation modified the framework to better reflect the results of these studies.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (781 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3cn742z
ISBN:
9781369341010
Catalog System Number:
990047189380203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Mark Grimes
File Description
Access: Public access
Grimes_ucsb_0035D_13199.pdf pdf (Portable Document Format)