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An Exploratory Study on the Perspective and Experiences of Female Management Studients in an Online Learning Environment

An Exploratory Study on the Perspective and Experiences of Female Management Studients in an Online Learning Environment
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Author(s): Minh Q. Huynh (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA), Jae-Nam Lee (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Barbara A. Schuldt (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch018
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

In recent years, the emergence of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) has sparked an increasing interest for research into the role and impact of technology on group learning. This study explores the perspectives and experiences of female management students in an online learning environment using the methods of focus group interviews and transcript analysis. The preliminary result suggests positive impacts of technology on minimizing gender differences in an online learning environment. However, this research showed diverse users experienced the impacts differently, despite identical technology being deployed. Further research is needed for better understanding of the potential mechanisms to enhance gender equity in an online learning environment.

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