Year 2019, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 71 - 95 2019-01-01

The Learning Platform in Distance Higher Education: Student’s Perceptions


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The aim of this study is to discover student’s perceptions from the School of Education about the use of the learning platform to improve educational process in distance higher education. To this end, a descriptive study with a mixed approach (quantitative and qualitative) has been applied according to the objectives of the study. An ad-hoc semi-structured questionnaire has been validated by experts, obtaining the response of 111 students of the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED), who are conducting social education, pedagogy, and master's degrees in education. The results showed positive values in the different dimensions analyzed: (I) Role of learning platform in distance education, (II) Instructional of the design learning platform, (III) Didactic interaction through the learning platform and (IV) The learning platform and professional practice. The analysis of the open questions, provides guidelines for improving the use of the learning platform in distance higher education regarding strengths (student’s exchange, and independent learning) and weaknesses (feedback delay, and content repository).

Learning platform, ICT, student perception, higher education, distance education
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Author: Maria Luz CACHEIRO-GONZALEZ (Primary Author)

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Author: Antonio MEDINA-RIVILLA

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Author: Maria Concepcion DOMINGUEZ-GARRIDO

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APA CACHEIRO-GONZALEZ, M , MEDINA-RIVILLA, A , DOMINGUEZ-GARRIDO, M , MEDINA-DOMINGUEZ, M . (2019). The Learning Platform in Distance Higher Education: Student’s Perceptions. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 20 (1), 71-95. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.522387
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Chicago CACHEIRO-GONZALEZ, M , MEDINA-RIVILLA, A , DOMINGUEZ-GARRIDO, M , MEDINA-DOMINGUEZ, M . "The Learning Platform in Distance Higher Education: Student’s Perceptions". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019): 71-95
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