LEARNER SATISFACTION WHEN APPLYING AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL IN E-LEARNING - An Experimental Study

Fernando Alonso, Genoveva López, Jose Maria Font, Daniel Manrique

Abstract

This paper presents the results regarding the satisfaction of learners attending a course under the following instructional conditions: traditional face-to-face classroom, distance learning without an instructional model, having only virtualized the teaching contents used in face-to-face classrooms; and distance learning with an instructional model. The courses on which the experiments were run are related to information and communications technologies. Specifically, we present in this paper the results for a Java programming course taught to information technology specialists under the above three instructional conditions. The course was originally designed for classroom attendance. Later, with the aim of reducing student travel expenses, all the course teaching content was virtualized (distance learning without an instructional model). And the course was designed to simulate face-to-face classroom teaching via web and videoconferencing. In view of the sharp drop in learner satisfaction with this second teaching mode, we adopted an instructional model to systematize the distance course design and teaching process. The results suggest that learner satisfaction in this study is slightly higher among students attending the distance course applying the instructional model than for students taking the traditional face-to-face classroom course and greater in both cases than among students enrolled in distance learning without an instructional model for the course.

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Alonso F., López G., Font J. and Manrique D. (2010). LEARNER SATISFACTION WHEN APPLYING AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL IN E-LEARNING - An Experimental Study . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-023-8, pages 141-146. DOI: 10.5220/0002767601410146


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Fernando Alonso and Genoveva López and Jose Maria Font and Daniel Manrique},
title={LEARNER SATISFACTION WHEN APPLYING AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL IN E-LEARNING - An Experimental Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={141-146},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002767601410146},
isbn={978-989-674-023-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - LEARNER SATISFACTION WHEN APPLYING AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL IN E-LEARNING - An Experimental Study
SN - 978-989-674-023-8
AU - Alonso F.
AU - López G.
AU - Font J.
AU - Manrique D.
PY - 2010
SP - 141
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0002767601410146