Contributions to a successful e-learning process – a case study

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Isabel Fernandes Silva

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Our study focuses on a post-graduation programme at Autonoma University, Portugal, whose regime has gone from face-toface (f2) to blended- and e-learning. Based on semi-structured interviews, this exploratory study aims to analyse the perceived satisfaction of students attending the programme in the different regimes. Considering the interviews made thus far, we have realised that most prefer f2f, though previous experience attending online courses seems to influence students to a more positive assessment of the e-learning regime. Students consider most relevant for their learning process the methodology used – collaborative learning – and the pedagogical relation fostered by recurring to social networks in addition to the virtual learning systems employed. We aim to introduce improvements to the programme itself, as well as assess the most important aspects and tools students perceive as contributing to a successful learning process.

Keywords: e-learning, collaborative learning, virtual learning system, perceived satisfaction.

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Silva, I. (2017). Contributions to a successful e-learning process – a case study. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(6), 186-195. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v4i6.2929
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