Students’ Perceptions of On-line Courses: An Exploratory Study

George E. NAKOS
Michael H. DEIS

This paper investigates students' perceptions of on-line courses. The emergence of the internet has become a major force in higher education with many schools experimenting with different forms of on-line instruction. An important factor that has been largely ignored is how students feel about on-line courses. This study discovered that students have accepted on-line courses as an alternative to the traditional classroom environment. Further research is needed to expand the scope of this paper and to see whether these results can be generalized in other university settings.

KEYWORDS: Online course, Students' perceptions, Online Education. Distance Education