Locus of Control – Online Instruction Using Web Conferencing Tool

ID: 50572 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Yong Seng Tan, Kent State University, United States

Wednesday, June 21 11:30-11:50 AM Location: Whitney View on map

Presider: John Maune, Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan

Abstract: This research conducted at one of the higher education institutions in Nevada from a graduate level course. The effects of online learning referring to the Locus of Control must be understood to improve learning outcomes. Three online video conference meeting sessions added to the course to improve students’ performance by providing opportunities to raise any questions discovered the remaining projects in the course. A questionnaire was available to receive feedback from all the students after the meetings. The results suggest that adding a web conferencing tool such as Skype has a positive impact on the external Locus of Control environment because it provides alternate solutions for students to communicate with their instructor, like a classroom delivery course or a more personal learning experience.

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