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Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in E-Learning

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With e-learning expanding globally beyond higher education to K-12 educational settings, the demand for online learning will only increase in the future. Despite this, empirical studies on its effectiveness lag far behind its implementation. Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in E-Learning: An Introduction to Empirical Research will help introduce instructors, researchers, practicing managers, and graduate students in the e-learning community do research on effective e-learning practices.  This book provides insights from previous research on effective instructional practices for new instructors entering the e-learning realm. Even experienced educators will examine and conduct their work more thoroughly as they engage with research on online teaching and learning—and begin to contribute to it themselves.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS BOOK
    2. THE AUDIENCE OF THIS BOOK
    3. THE CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS BOOK
    4. THE STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK
    5. THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING RESEARCH
    6. IMPACTS OF E-LEARNING BY AND ON INSTRUCTORS
    7. POTENTIAL INFLUENCES OF ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES ON E-LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS
    8. INCREASED GLOBAL COVERAGE AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES
    9. ISSUES IN E-LEARNING EMPIRICAL RESEARCH
  5. Section 1: Theoretical Frameworks
    1. Chapter 1: Multi-Disciplinary Studies in Online Business Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. WHY SHOULD STUDIES OF ONLINE BUSINESS EDUCATION BE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY?
      5. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS FROM PREVIOUS MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STUDIES OF ONLINE BUSINESS EDUCATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS FOR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STUDIES
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Learning and Satisfaction in Online Communities of Inquiry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY FRAMEWORK
      5. RESEARCH
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: A Review of Research Methods in Online and Blended Business Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. RESEARCH METHODS REVIEW PROTOCOL
      5. OBSERVATIONS ON RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYTICAL APPROACHES
      6. SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF THE METHODOLOGICAL STATE OF THE FIELD
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  6. Section 2: Empirical Research Methods and Tutorial
    1. Chapter 4: An Introduction to Path Analysis Modeling Using LISREL
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS
      4. FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS
      5. PATH ANALYSIS MODELING AND ITS ASSUMPTIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Testing the DeLone-McLean Model of Information System Success in an E-Learning Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COURSE DELIVERY TECHNOLOGIES AND E-LEARNING SUCCESS
      4. SURVEY INSTRUMENT
      5. SAMPLE SIZE IN STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
      6. SEM METHODOLOGY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 6: An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and the Partial Least Squares (PLS) Methodology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MAIN FOCUS
    4. Chapter 7: Using Experimental Research to Investigate Students’ Satisfaction with Online Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN OVERVIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH DESIGNS
      4. THREATS TO THE INTERNAL VALIDITY OF EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
      5. INTERNAL VALIDITY AND GROUP EQUIVALENCE
      6. THREATS TO INTERNAL VALIDITY AND EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES
      7. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA
      8. REPORTING STATISTICAL RESULTS
      9. REPORTING PRACTICAL AND STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE
      10. EFFECT SIZE MEASURES FOR EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISONS
      11. AN EXPERIEMENTAL RESEARCH EXAMPLE INVESTIGATING THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY MODEL
      12. METHODS
      13. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      14. CONTROLLING THREATS TO INTERNAL VALIDITY FOR THE COI STUDY
      15. REPORTING RESULTS FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
      16. REPORTING RESULTS FROM THE COI STUDY WERE REPORTED TO INFORM CONSUMERS DECISIONS
      17. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      18. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 8: Student Performance in E-Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RESEARCH CONTEXT
      4. PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH
      5. THE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA UNDERSTANDING
      7. DATA PREPARATION FOR DATA MINING
      8. THE MODELING PHASE; THE MAIN FINDINGS
      9. CLUSTERING
      10. CLASSIFICATION
      11. ASSOCIATION RULES
      12. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. Appendix
    6. Chapter 9: How to Design, Develop, and Deliver Successful E-Learning Initiatives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE IN E-LEARNING
      5. EMPIRICAL STUDIES
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. Appendix I. The Course Feedback Survey
      8. Appendix II. The Online Readiness Survey
      9. Appendix III. The Course Expectation Survey
      10. Appendix IV. The Course Evaluation Survey
      11. Appendix V. The Course Satisfaction Survey
  7. Section 3: Factors Influencing Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes
    1. Chapter 10: Quality Assurance in E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
      4. ACCREDITATION-DRIVEN ASSESSMENT PRACTICES
      5. LEARNING ENHANCEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT
      6. STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF COURSE QUALITY
      7. FUTURE TRENDS: CULTURE FOR QUALITY
    2. Chapter 11: Measuring Success in a Synchronous Virtual Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MEASURING SUCCESS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
      4. MEASURING SUCCESS IN SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
      5. SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (SVC) SYSTEMIC MODEL
      6. STRATEGIES FOR EMPIRICALLY RESEARCHINGTHE SVC
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Factors Influencing User Satisfaction with Internet-Based E-learning in Corporate South Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
      6. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      7. COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS TAIWANESE STUDY
      8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX: Survey Instrument
    4. Chapter 13: Student Personality and Learning Outcomes in E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PREVIOUS RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE COURSES
      4. WHAT IS PERSONALITY?
      5. THE BIG-FIVE MODEL
      6. THE BIG-FIVE PERSONAL TRAITS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
      7. EXAMPLE STUDY OF APPLYING BIG-FIVE MODEL TO A WEB-BASED COURSE
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 14: A Method for Adapting Learning Objects To Students Preferences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BEHAVIORISM
      5. OBJECTIVISM
      6. CONSTRUCTIVISM
      7. COOPERATIVE LEARNING
      8. SOCIOCULTURAL LEARNING
      9. COGNITIVE INFORMATION PROCESSING
      10. HOW STUDENTS LEARN?
      11. LEARNING OBJECT CONTENT MODELS
      12. LEARNATIVITY CONTENT MODEL
      13. SCORM CONTENT AGGREGATION MODEL
      14. NAVY CONTENT MODEL (NCOM)
      15. CISCO RLO/RIO MODEL
      16. DLCMS COMPONENT MODEL
      17. NETG LEARNING OBJECT MODEL
      18. SEMANTIC LEARNING MODEL (SLM)
      19. DISCUSSION
      20. A PROPOSAL FOR STRUCTURING AND ORGANIZING CONTENTS ACCORDING TO STUDENTS PREFERENCES
      21. FUTURE TRENDS
      22. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 4: Other Applications of Theory and Method
    1. Chapter 15: Understanding Graduate Students’ Intended Use of Distance Education Platforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESIS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Online Project-Based Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. Appendix A
    3. Chapter 17: Students’ Perceptions, Interaction and Satisfaction in the Interactive Blended Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF BLENDED LEARNING
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors