Integrating ICT into Higher Education: A Study of Onsite vs Online Students' Perceptions

Article de revue


État de publication: Publiée (2007 Août )

Nom de la revue: Academy of educational leadership journal

Volume: 11

Numéro: 2

Intervalle de pages: 45-72

ISBN: 1095-6328


Résumé: For the past two decades, information and communication technologies (ICT) have transformed the ways professors teach and students learn. The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of onsite students (hybrid or blended mode) and of those taking the same courses on the Internet (online mode). To guide the study, a moderator-type theoretical research model was developed, out of which nine hypotheses were formulated. The model was tested in a field experiment. To collect data, we used a multimethod approach, that is, a Web survey involving openand closed-ended questions. The sample was formed of 313 onsite and online students from eight undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the Faculty of Administration of a large Canadian university. The quantitative data analysis was performed using a structural equation modeling software, that is, Partial Least Squares (PLS); the qualitative data were analyzed following a thematic structure using QSR NVivo. In this paper we present a summary of the quantitative results (closed-ended questions) supported and enriched by the qualitative results of the students (openended questions).

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