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Approaches to Study of Distance Education Students


Harper, G and Kember, D, Approaches to Study of Distance Education Students, British Journal of Educational Technology, 3, (17) pp. 212-222. ISSN 0007-1013 (1986) [Refereed Article]


The ‘Approaches to Studying’ inventory of Ramsden and Entwistle (1981) was administered to groups of external and internal students at Capricornia Institute and the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. Factor analysis revealed a similar factor structure for external students to that of the total sample. This finding, together with analysis of variance data, is taken as evidence that it is valid to use the inventory and the associated theories on learning styles with distance education students. Analysis of variance data showed differences in learning styles for older students. The implications of this finding for the design of distance education courses are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:129817
Year Published:1986
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-12-19
Last Modified:2018-12-19

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