Secondary At-Risk Students' Online Course Self-Confidence Levels

Secondary At-Risk Students' Online Course Self-Confidence Levels

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2015-08-10 )

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Many high school seniors are either not graduating on time or not graduating at all. A computer-based course recovery program could help many struggling districts in this area of need. This study employed a non-experimental quantitative approach to address possible relationships between computer-based instruction and learning outcomes. The sample (N=59) included at-risk students (ages 15-18), randomly selected from the largest high school within the sponsoring district of Saginaw, Michigan. Participants were administered a pre-survey prior to course enrollment to measure self-efficacy/ motivational levels with regard to academics in general, as well as perceived success they would have in the computer-based course. Following the completed computer-based course the same post-test survey tool was given to compare pre-survey results as well as an ancillary questionnaire. Quantitative data was analyzed through the administration of one-sample nonparametric tests and linear regression models (ANOVA).

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-76714-2

ISBN-10:

365976714X

EAN:

9783659767142

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Shane Dennison

Number of pages:

212

Published on:

2015-08-10

Category:

Schoolpedagogy, didactics, methodology