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Learners and instructors’ digital status and satisfaction with learning environments in higher education

Raturi, Shikha and Chandra, Subhash (2016) Learners and instructors’ digital status and satisfaction with learning environments in higher education. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 13 (5). pp. 31-51. ISSN 1550-6908

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    Abstract

    The integration of digital technologies has impacted the Pacific Island Countries and higher education sector. Online learning is gaining momentum in higher education institution and even Massive Open Online Courses are beginning to influence the stakeholders in the region. It becomes imperative to investigate learners and instructors/tertiary teachers’ satisfaction with their learning environment and gauge their digital status. A total of 945 learners and 116 instructors/tertiary teachers participated in the university wide survey. This study, is part of a larger study, and helps establish a baseline in ICT skills and satisfaction with learning environment. The findings of the study reveal good digital skills and experience among young learners despite their poor access to ICT as opposed to mature learners and instructors with better access. The highest satisfaction was recorded in face-to-face learning environments for both learners and instructors, however, it was a close tie with blended learning environment in case of mature learners.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 12:24
    Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 12:27
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9038
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