The increasing investment in developing high quality systems for online learning has focused more on technology with little regard for learners' readiness to learn through such systems. One of the reasons for this was an assumption that most students have the necessary capacity (technical and attitudinal) to deal with online learning. This assumption is increasingly being challenged in recent years. This paper explores the difficulties experienced by online learners and develops a diagnostic survey instrument to ascertain learner factor analysis, four factors were identified: Technical skills, Leaner self-efficacy, Learning preference and Learner attitude. This paper reports on the design and development of the survey instrument.
Online learning, Student readiness, Diagnostic tool, Learning skills and dispositions, Tertiary learning
Pillay, H., Irving, K., & McCrindle, A. (2006). Developing a diagnostic tool for assessing tertiary students' readiness for online learning. International journal of learning technology, 2(1), 92-104.
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|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|In Publication||International Journal of Learning Technology|
|Type of Research||Quantitative|
|Research Design||Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)|
|Intervention/Areas of Study|
|Level of Analysis|
|Specific Populations Examined||Undergraduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
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|Outcome Variables of Interest|
|Student Sample Size||300-399|