Student Preferences for Technology-Based Learning Environment Interfaces as Influenced by Social Presence

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the preferences of online students for technology-based learning environments (TBLEs) as influenced by the level of social presence in the online courses the participating students have taken. This investigation was centered around utilizing TBLEs and methods for establishing social presence in online classes (MESPOC) survey instruments to obtain the preferences of current online students at public university in the state of Texas. This study assumed a qualitative research structure comprising analysis of the data obtained on the TBLE and MESPOC instruments followed by semi-structured interviews with some of the survey participants. The ... continued below

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Marmon, Michael Clayton May 2016.

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the preferences of online students for technology-based learning environments (TBLEs) as influenced by the level of social presence in the online courses the participating students have taken. This investigation was centered around utilizing TBLEs and methods for establishing social presence in online classes (MESPOC) survey instruments to obtain the preferences of current online students at public university in the state of Texas. This study assumed a qualitative research structure comprising analysis of the data obtained on the TBLE and MESPOC instruments followed by semi-structured interviews with some of the survey participants. The results of the studies indicated that an individual’s preferred online learning environments impacted satisfaction in an online course. Moreover, the study, also explored the students’ preferences when it comes to the organization and facilitation of online courses.

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Marmon, Michael Clayton. Student Preferences for Technology-Based Learning Environment Interfaces as Influenced by Social Presence, dissertation, May 2016; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc849687/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .