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dc.contributor.advisor Maeder, Carolyn J. en
dc.contributor.author Hintz, Heidi en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-26T19:14:35Z en
dc.date.available 2014-08-26T19:14:35Z en
dc.date.copyright 2014 en
dc.date.issued 2014-08-26 en
dc.date.submitted 2014-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/125313 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/125313 en]
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-157) en
dc.description.abstract In an effort to assist students in acquiring the units they needed to graduate, the California State University 23-campus system began an online course program which allowed students from participating campuses to enroll in online classes offered by another participating campus. A solution to a fiscally-depleted system, previously forced to close numerous general education courses and deny students enrollment into the CSU higher education system, the 36-course online program was a test to determine if students would participate. Believing online teaching and learning may uncover new paths towards student persistence, which occurs when students are satisfied with their learning environments, this research set out to find the factors which significantly influenced students' satisfaction rates. This mixed study was designed to look for predictive variables using data collected from student surveys in conjunction with qualitative student interviews and was conducted at one of the California State Universities. The participants were students who were enrolled in one of six online courses being taught by instructors who, during the summer of 2012, were professionally-trained in redesigning their face-to-face classes into hybrid and fully online courses. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Heidi Hintz en
dc.format.extent xvi, 171 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge en
dc.rights.uri http://scholarworks.csun.edu/xmlui/handle/10211.2/286 en
dc.subject Online education en
dc.subject Distance education en
dc.subject Student satisfaction en
dc.subject Course redesign en
dc.subject Locus of control en
dc.subject Communities of inquiry en
dc.subject Cognitive presence en
dc.subject Social presence en
dc.subject Teaching presence en
dc.subject Self regulatory learning en
dc.subject.other Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. en
dc.title An analysis of online communities of inquiry and student satisfaction en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.date.updated 2014-08-26T19:14:35Z en
dc.description.embargoterms 2 years en
dc.contributor.department California State University, Northridge. Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. en
dc.description.degree Ed.D. en
dc.contributor.committeemember Velas, Carol en]
dc.contributor.committeemember Wang, Li en]
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