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Investigation of the Support and Barriers that Influence the Interaction between Students and Educational Websites

This paper aimed to identify different support and barriers in relation to the interaction between students and educational websites in an online learning context. To approach these aims, the present project used quantitative and qualitative methods across three phases: A pilot study, for the purpose of instrument development; questionnaire, designed to examine students’ perception of support involved in online learning experience; and in-depth interviews, designed to investigate further the reasons why the identified support were benefits or barriers in students’ success in online learning. Students were asked to rate and provide reasons why the support and barriers influenced their success in online learning. The results of the study indicated that academic support provided by the website was reported most useful in relation to the interaction between students and educational websites. The findings also showed that students reported that all the identified support helped them achieve more productive usage of educational websites and communicate with teachers and other students. Website designers and online teachers may find these results useful in enhancing the effectiveness of online teaching as well as designing and using instructional programs.
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