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Exploring students' emotional experience within the distance learning environment
by Cockerham, Diann Sawyers, Ed.D., Argosy University/Phoenix, 2011, 181; 10591251
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined the experiences of collegiate, online, distance learners. This research developed an understanding of the dynamic interplay between students’ emotions and their experience of social presence within this unique learning environment. Through surveys and interviews, the research secured perspectives of the emotional and social climates in the learners’ experience of this evolving educational environment. The data were sorted based on themes from prior research exploring successful distance learning experiences. Analysis and synthesis of emergent themes, Likert scores, and percent agreement led to the development of a professional discussion, conclusions regarding the guiding research questions, and recommendations for future practice and study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hoover, Nancy
Commitee: Mitchell, James, Niesiobedzki, Andrew, Wynn, Janet
School: Argosy University/Phoenix
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Educational technology, Curriculum development
Keywords: Distance learning, Emotions in educational technology, Emotions in undergraduate E-Leaming, Emotions in undergraduate distance learning, Online emotional climates, Online learning
Publication Number: 10591251
ISBN: 978-1-369-71159-2
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