Student satisfaction with online learning in the presence of ambivalence: Looking for the will-o'-the-wisp
Abbreviated Journal Title
Internet High. Educ.
Online learning; Student ambivalence; Psychological contract; Student; satisfaction; Prototype; Idealized cognitive model; PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACTS; Education & Educational Research
The authors contend that ambivalence students feel toward online courses modifies the dimensionality by which they evaluate their learning experiences. The data from this study show that as student ambivalence increases, so do the number of elements they use to evaluate their courses. As the student view of a course becomes more complex those elements by which they make judgments become much more independent of each other. The authors hypothesize that models students develop to evaluate course quality is a function of agency, psychological contracts, ambivalence, prototype theory, intuition, idealized cognitive models and satisfaction. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Internet and Higher Education
"Student satisfaction with online learning in the presence of ambivalence: Looking for the will-o'-the-wisp" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3934.