The Development of a Questionnaire for Predicting Online Learning Achievement

Robert Bernard
Aaron Brauer
Philip Abrami
Mike Surkes




A study of the predictive validity of an instrument that was designed to assess readiness for online learning. Measures, comfort with e-learning, self-management of learning, beliefs about the nature and effectiveness of online learning and the desire for interacting with an instructor and other students. Study found that the desire for interaction, negatively impacted the final grade. Research suggests that is possible to create a survey that predicts how well students will perform.

APA Citation

Bernard*, R. M., Brauer, A., Abrami, P. C., & Surkes, M. (2004). The development of a questionnaire for predicting online learning achievement. Distance Education, 25(1), 31-47.

About the Study

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Mode Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Distance Education
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Experiments
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Academic achievement or performance, including assessment scores and course grades
Student Sample Size 100-199
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