How Successful Is Online Learning In Higher Education? (2008)

Online Learning in Higher Education Dissertation – The way we teach and learn today is constantly changing mainly due to technological advances, in particular with the introduction of the Internet. The Internet’s rapid growth and development has had a clear impact to teaching and learning. Firstly with the introduction of personal computers, then the advance into distance learning, this has allowed recent features of the web to be used in the education sector. These features are known as integrated systems for example Virtual Learning Environments (VLE).

These advances in technology have been noticed by many educational institutes and importantly higher educational institutes have also taken notice. Based on the responses, online learning at this current time particularly in traditional universities is an effective tool but is not adequate enough to replace the conventional tool for learning.

To conclude this report shows that there are a number of advantages to online learning but the issues that arise from implementing this new way of learning and the opinions of the people that it affects are not as forthcoming to this advance between technology and learning.

  • 20,000 words – 67 pages in length
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Good in depth analysis
  • Professional written throughout
  • Includes questionnaire
  • Ideal for IT students

1 – Introduction
Justification for Research
Aims and Objectives
Dissertation Structure
Summary of Structure

2 – Literature Review
What is online learning?
History of online learning
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
Benefits and Pitfalls of online learning
Issues affecting online learning
Future of online learning

3 – Research Method
Research Approach
Qualitative Approach
Quantitative Approach
Approach Choice
Research Options
Research Method 1: Questionnaires
Research Method 2: Interviews
Research Method 3: Observation
Summary of Research Methods

4 – Questionnaire
Development Approach
Target Audience
Questionnaire Types
Questionnaire Content
Response Formats
Questionnaire Design
Question Wording
Time Considerations
Method for Analysis
Difficulties Encountered
5 – Analysis of Data
Questionnaire Analysis
Analysis of Open-Ended questions

6 – Discussion

7 – Conclusions
Personal Overview



Online Learning In Higher Education Dissertation
Online Learning In Higher Education Dissertation

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