Distance Learning Research Survey

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calvinllyman posted this 20 March 2013 - Last edited 26 February 2016

Hello everyone! I need your help.

First, a little background:

I am a distance learner at Thomas Edison State College. As part of one of my final classes for completion of my BA in Communications (Liberal Arts Capstone), I must write a research 20-25 page research paper.

I have chosen the following as my thesis question: "Are traditional means of obtaining higher education being phased out by accelerated distance learning techniques?". My paper also has three sub questions that I will answer in order to better provide an answer to this major question.

These sub questions are as follows: "What is the scope of accelerated distance learning techniques?". Also, "What does accelerated distance learning offer to students who choose it over traditional means of obtaining higher education?" Thirdly, "What are some of the benefits and shortcomings associated with accelerated distance learning?".

I have decided to conduct a survey of distance learning students and use this as my primary source of qualitative research.

This being the case, I have a few questions for all of you distance learners that I would be absolutely thrilled if you would take the time to answer for me:
[B]Questions: [/B]

1. What are a few of the exclusive benefits (if any) that you have experienced by choosing distance education?
2. From your perspective, what are the three biggest benefits to learning by means of distance education for you personally?
3. From your perspective, what are the three biggest hindrances to learning by means of distance education for you personally?
4. Why are you a distance learner?
5. Do you prefer distance learning to traditional means of obtaining higher education (i.e. "brick and mortar schools")?
6. Do you believe that there any risks associated with being a distance learner? I hope that you guys will take the time to help me out by answering these questions.

Thanks a lot and God bless! -Calvin

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VickyPhillips posted this 21 March 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Calvin,

Interesting questions.

Hopefully others will help you out.

I have a couple of questions for you first:

1) Who is your survey audience? Does someone have to be a student enrolled in a degree program to answer your questions or can faculty or non-degree students answer for you?;

2) In the top text you mention this is about "accelerated distance learning" BUT the questions later only say distance learning. I mention this bcs. there are "accelerated" distance learning programs and there are normal length non-accelerated programs. Are your questions about any type of distance learning or only accelerated programs?

Thanks! Vicky Phillips Founder Get Educated

calvinllyman wrote: [quote]Hello everyone!

I need your help. First, a little background:

 I am a distance learner at Thomas Edison State College. As part of one of my final classes for completion of my BA in Communications (Liberal Arts Capstone), I must write a research 20-25 page research paper. I have chosen the following as my thesis question: "Are traditional means of obtaining higher education being phased out by accelerated distance learning techniques?". My paper also has three sub questions that I will answer in order to better provide an answer to this major question. These sub questions are as follows: "What is the scope of accelerated  distance learning techniques?". Also, "What does accelerated  distance learning offer to students who choose it over traditional means of obtaining higher education?" Thirdly, "What are some of the benefits and shortcomings associated with accelerated  distance learning?". 

 I have decided to conduct a survey of distance learning students and use this as my primary source of qualitative research. This being the case, I have a few questions for all of you distance learners that I would be absolutely thrilled if you would take the time to answer for me: 

[HR][/HR]

[B]Questions: [/B]

  1. What are a few of the exclusive benefits (if any) that you have experienced by choosing distance education?

  2. From your perspective, what are the three biggest benefits to learning by means of distance education for you personally?

  3. From your perspective, what are the three biggest hindrances to learning by means of distance education for you personally?

  4. Why are you a distance learner?

  5. Do you prefer distance learning to traditional means of obtaining higher education (i.e. "brick and mortar schools")?

  6. Do you believe that there any risks associated with being a distance learner?

I hope that you guys will take the time to help me out by answering these questions. Thanks a lot and God bless!

-Calvin[/quote]

calvinllyman posted this 26 March 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Vicky,

Thanks for the questions. I can see that some clarification is necessary.

This survey is addressed to distance learning students. The subject is "accelerated distance learning" specifically, and not just distance learning in general. Thanks,

Calvin

Online Education posted this 11 May 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I believe that there is not any risks associated with being a distance learner.Online programs are the popular choice of people who wish to study while they work or do another course.