Managing the Online Student Experience: An Ecological Model

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Davey, Bill and Tatnall, Arthur (2011) Managing the Online Student Experience: An Ecological Model. In: Information technology and managing quality education: 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, Katsane, Botswana, July 26-30 2010: revised selected papers. Tatnall, Arthur, Kereteletswe, Omponye Coach and Visscher, Adrie, eds. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 348 . Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 43-51.


The move towards providing fully online and blended courses for university students is becoming almost universal. To maximize the benefit to students and organisations we need to develop a robust model that allows us to identify the needs of students. We propose that an ecological model, already found to be useful in complex educational settings, can be used to make sense of data gathered regarding the behaviour of online students. Using an example involving three courses at a large Australian University we show this model yields useful pointers to investigating these issues.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-19715-4_5
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ISBN 9783642197147 (print) 9783642197154 (online) 1868-4238 (series ISSN)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9305 Education and Training Systems
Keywords ResPubID23482, online university education, blended courses, management of e-learning, ecological model
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