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Publication Date

Winter 2008


This article presents the results of a survey study of secondary students' perceptions of useful and challenging characteristics of Web-based learning environments. Data were collected using a modified version of a questionnaire from earlier studies. More specifically, the author focuses on what Web-based learning looks like for secondary students, along with their perceptions of the benefits, challenges, and helpful components of Web-based learning environments. As this study utilized similar instruments to earlier studies that looked at the perceptions of postsecondary students and corporate Web-based trainees, comparisons will be made between the secondary students in this study and the populations in those other studies.


Originally published:

Barbour, Michael. "Secondary Students' Perceptions of Web-Based Learning." Quarterly Review of Distance Education 9.4 (2008): 357-372.



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