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Student Perceptions of Distance Education in a Career and Technical Teacher Education Program

Student Perceptions of Distance Education in a Career and Technical Teacher Education Program

JournalCareer and Technical Education Research
PublisherAssociation for Career and Technical Education Research
ISSN1554-754X (Print)
1554-7558 (Online)
SubjectEducation Policy, Career and Technical Education, Curricula and Program Planning, Student Accountability and Teaching and Learning
IssueVolume 37, Number 2 / 2012
Categoryjournal article
Pages157-169
DOI10.5328/cter37.2.157
Online DateMonday, January 14, 2013


Authors
John S. Wilson II1, Brian A. Parr2, Kemaly S. Parr3

1East Limestone County High School
2Auburn University
3Columbus Technical College

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of students enrolled in a Career and Technical teacher education program through distance delivery with respect to effectiveness of delivery methods and negative aspects associated with participating in distance education courses. The study was also designed to determine the preferred delivery methods of distance education. The majority of this group was female and was under 30 years of age. Within this group of participants, distance education holds positive aspects but does not appear to be the delivery method of choice. Congruent with previous research, (Kassop, 2003; Kumrow, 2007), this group of students held a high perception of the effectiveness of distance delivered courses. However, the inability to effectively add to class discussions and the difficulties associated with learning more independently than what was experienced in traditional courses appeared to be the greatest negative perceptions concerning distance courses.

Keywords
distance education, teacher preparation, higher education
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