With the ever‐increasing impact of information technology (IT) on society, universities are pushed to deliver the courses through the Internet by the format of Web course or online study. There are relatively few studies of how students construe this new mode of delivery and study. This study aimed to better understanding of how students construe the online learning with the framework of personal construct psychology. A total of 41 students participated in the study, generating more than 500 elements regarding the online versus traditional learning mode. The grid analysis results in terms of students’ construct are reported in this paper. The implications of understanding and facilitating the “match” between the institutional drive for online delivery and students’ constructs are discussed in the context of online learning.
Campus-Wide Information Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 1, 2004
Keywords: Universities; Computer based learning; Students; Distance learning
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