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Student Feedback on Distance Learning with the Use of WebCT

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  • Alina M. Zapalska

    () (Lewis College of Business, Marshall University)

  • Magdalena Niewiadomska Bugaj

    (Western Michigan University)

  • Frank Flanegin

    (Robert Morris University)

  • Denis Rudd

    (Robert Morris University)

Abstract

This paper argues that pedagogical improvement can be successfully achieved by using technology. The use of WebCT-based instruction in an Economics undergraduate distance-learning programme is one vivid demonstration of the potential for using technology in instruction. Here, a satellite Economics course is taught using the WebCT as a complementary teaching instrument. This paper shows that using WebCT strongly contributed to the effectiveness of distance learning by improving the quality of students' comprehension in areas of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making ability, aptitude for detail, written communication, knowledge of information, and ability to organise and analyse.

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  • Alina M. Zapalska & Magdalena Niewiadomska Bugaj & Frank Flanegin & Denis Rudd, 2004. "Student Feedback on Distance Learning with the Use of WebCT," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 16(1), pages 10-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:chepap:v:16:y:2004:i:1:p:10-14
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