Expectations, experiences, and preferences of students in a dual mode program: a thematic analysis

Nguyen, Linh Cuong and Davis, Kate and Abdi, Elham Sayyad and Thorpe, Clare and Henry, Katya and Partridge, Helen (2020) Expectations, experiences, and preferences of students in a dual mode program: a thematic analysis. In: Handbook of research on creating meaningful experiences in online courses. Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 248-269. ISBN 9781799801153

Abstract

While online-only programs are increasingly common, many universities today offer dual mode programs with both online and on campus cohorts undertaking the same program at the same time. This results in students having a range of experiences along a continuum from fully online study to a mix of online and face-to-face study. This research aimed to develop an understanding of preferences, expectations, and experiences of students enrolled in a dual mode postgraduate coursework program in Australia. Outcomes are presented in themes along with rich description and explanation that capture different facets of recurring singular ideas delineating the experiences of students in relation to their learning in a flexible dual mode. The research findings provide insight into the student experience of online study as well as the broader experience of study in a dual mode cohort.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2020 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Education Portfolio (1 Jan 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Education Portfolio (1 Jan 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 23:43
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 02:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; dual mode
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0115-3.ch015
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37167

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