Students' Perception of Technology and Learning: Understanding the Affective Domain In CMC: The Online Classroom
Research into students’ perception of how they learn online is significantly in developing stages and is still a very new body of research, especially in institutions of higher learning. To understand this issue, a fundamental question needed to be asked: Why is the study of Learning Domains and Delivery of Online Instruction important?
The objective of the study was to participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning by examining the Affect of students learning in the online environment. The purpose of the study was to investigate the degree to which students in online courses experience positive outcomes from a course utilizing Affective components. The significance of this study could then be used to design curriculum specific to the new context. To assess whether or not students were receptive to this online context a survey was conducted involving students enrolled in an online fundamentals of speech course. The results were then analyzed to determine if students became empowered to change their attitudes, behaviors, motivated and actively willing to participate in their own learning.
Keywords: Knowledge and Technology
Dr. Hollace Anne Teuber
Assistant Professor, Department of Speech Communication, Foreign Language, Theater and Music, University of Wisconsin-Stout