A study of African American males and their response to online learning
Kecia L. McCoy, Capella University, United States
Capella University . Awarded
This was a phenomenological study. There were 6 co-researchers used for this study. Two LiveLesson interviews were used for the data collection. LiveLesson is an interactive web environment which allows the researchers to conduct real-time discussions in an online setting. The participants can type, speaking into a microphone, and/or use a webcam which is connected to personal computer that allows the participants to ask questions, answer questions, and take part in group discussions. The purpose of the study was to understand the African American males' high school experiences with online schooling. The participant's feedback revealed the themes of flexibility, increased self-esteem, independent learning, and the preference of African American instructors. The findings in the study have the potential to provide African American male students, teachers, school guidance counselors, and school administrators with information from current online high school students about the experience of online education. The positive online experience for these students will hopefully lead to implementation of more online learning opportunities for African American male students.
McCoy, K.L. A study of African American males and their response to online learning. Ph.D. thesis, Capella University.
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