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The establishment of basic computer proficiency guidelines for students entering online courses
DISSERTATION

, Robert Morris University, United States

Robert Morris University . Awarded

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to establish basic computer proficiency guidelines for students entering online computer courses. Higher education is shifting its delivery media to accommodate the ever-growing population of students who are returning to the classroom to finish their degrees, upgrade their skills, or continue their lifelong learning. Because computer technology continues to evolve, students may not have the skills needed to successfully enter into the online learning arena. Designing proficiency guidelines for students entering online courses would enable students to be placed in courses commensurate with their level of computer skills. This study was quantitative in nature using a survey instrument. After gathering and analyzing the data collected from the survey, proficiency guidelines for students entering online courses will be developed to enable students to be aligned in courses comparable with their level of skill. Colleges and/or universities that use online courses as a medium for instruction may consider using these guidelines.

Citation

Smith, J.A. The establishment of basic computer proficiency guidelines for students entering online courses. Ph.D. thesis, Robert Morris University. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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