To What Extent Does Instructor Interaction Impact Adult Learner Satisfaction in an Online Environment

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Brinson, Sarah G
Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Leadership
thesis / dissertation description
Distance and online learning has rapidly becoming the wave of the future in the present educational environment (Herbold, 2012). Advancements in technology have created more opportunities for instructors and educators in higher education to expand the educational process. This expansion has pushed education out of the traditional classroom and into cyberspace where audiences locally, nationally and even internationally can be reached (Herbold, 2012). In this changing environment, instructors and their interaction, continue to be the key element in the teaching and learning process of the adult learner. For the purpose of this study, the researcher proposed to examine the influence of the instructor’s interaction in online learning as it related to the adult learner’s perceptions and satisfaction of the online learning experience.