Iranian Students’Attitudes toward Online Learning

By Majid Barzegar.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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Although several studies suggest that online education can be as effective as traditional classroom models, few studies have focused on learner satisfaction with online instruction, particularly in the transition to online learning from traditional approaches.
This study examines students’ Attitudes toward integrating online components in two undergraduate business courses where students completed online learning modules prior to class discussion. The results indicate that participants in an elective course rated the online modules significantly better than those in a required course. Overall, participants in the elective course rated the online modules marginally positive while those in the required course rated them marginally negative. These outcomes suggest that instructors should be selective in the way they integrate online units into traditional, classroom-delivered courses.

Keywords: e-Learning, Online Learning

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.139-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 519.440KB).

Dr. Majid Barzegar

Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology, Islamic Azad University-Marvdasht Branch, Shiraz, Fars, Iran (Islamic Republic of)