Experience, knowledge and previous study in E-learning courses as factors that affect development of intellectual thinking dispositions in online learning

Bouhnik Dan, Carmi Golan

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Abstract

This study examines the affect of three preliminary factors among students who participate in online courses: previous knowledge and experience with computers, internet skills and accumulated experience from previous participation in online courses - on improvement of thought tendencies according to Perkins', Jays' and Tishmans' tendency theory (1993, 1995). The study includes 285 bachelor and masters students from Bar Ilan University, who participated in asynchronic and synchronic courses broadcasted in the Fully Web system. The study shows that personal knowledge and previous computer experience and internet skills affect most thought tendencies in various positive degrees. Nonetheless, the variable that relates to previous experience in online courses was not found to affect thought tendencies. The studies conclusion shows that personal knowledge and previous computer experience and internet skills contribute to the improvement of thinking tendencies, which include intellectual thinking patterns and are significant factors for the students' success in a computerized environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012
Pages29-36
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
EventIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jul 201220 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference e-Learning 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/07/1220/07/12

Keywords

  • Educational activity
  • Information operations
  • Learning
  • Thinking dispositions

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