NESB student perceptions and attitudes to a new online learning environment

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for an Unknown Future Vol. 26

July, 2003, 692 pages
Published by
Helen Mathews and Rod McKay
ISBN
0 90 8557 55 8
Abstract 

Students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) represent a growing group of learners in the tertiary education sector of New Zealand. However not much is known about their attitudes and expectations in regard to the learning process in general and online learning, in particular. Introduction of a new online learning management system (LMS) at Victoria University of Wellington provided an opportunity to survey NESB students and compare their attitudes towards different facilities offered by the new LMS and to online learning in general with those of the native speaker (NS) students.

Keywords: online learning, NESB students, attitudes, perceptions

NESB student perceptions and attitudes to a new online learning environment

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