The Determinants of Web-based Instructional Systems' Outcome and Satisfaction [chapter]

Sean B. Eom, Michael A. Ketcherside, Hu-Hyuk Lee, Michael L. Rodgers, David Starrett
Instructional Technologies  
Post-secondary distance education via the Internet is now a commonplace. Tremendous advances in Information Technology have allowed colleges and universities to offer Web-based courses as a way to meet the growing demand for educational experiences from those who, because of distance from campus or scheduling conflicts, would otherwise not be able to take courses. This paper develops a model explaining the relationship between a dependent variable (the perceived student' s learning outcome) and
more » ... arning outcome) and six independent factor variables using a step-wise regression approach.. The findings indicate that the instructor' s personal attention to individual students in regard to individual learning, overall usability of the course website, students' self-motivation toward web-based courses, the instructor' s role in facilitating the learning process, and clearly defined course objectives and procedures have a strong impact on the learning outcomes of e-learning systems.
doi:10.4018/9781591405658.ch004 fatcat:evjwxvxrtveb5fyr6taqb5y7i4