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Distance education in a variety of forms has been around for several decades and a great deal of literature has been generated about the effectiveness of synchronous delivery methods at the university level Rhodes 1998 Technological advances in Internet delivery have allowed university course offerings to change from synchronous to asynchronous and these changes have occurred so rapidly that Web-based courses have proliferated without significant research into their effectiveness from a students perspective It has only been within the past several years that courses have been offered completely online using the World Wide Web wherein the student never sets foot in a traditional classroom and never has to meet face-to-face with an instructor or his fellow classmates This is changing the face of higher education at a rapid rate and the number of students who access their education in this manner is increasing rapidly as well Although we know a fair amount about the implementation of Web-based courses from the institutional side costs time resources etc Alavi Yoo Vogel 1997 Kuittinen 1998 we have little literature from the consumer side This paper looks at the state of the literature on student attitudes towards Web-based instruction at the university level The literature we do have from the consumer side deals mainly with web-enhanced course instruction where the instructor has supplemented his course with Web-based technology ranging from putting syllabi other course materials and assignments on the web to virtual simulations and assessment Allen 1998 Bowdish Chauvin Vigh 1998 Chandler Maddux 1998 Junk Fox 1998 Kuittinen 1998 The results show that students have positive attitudes in general to web-enhanced course delivery especially if they feel they have adequate support available Cooper 1999 Junk Fox 1998 Kuittinen 1998 Since these courses are still primarily traditional in that the students are in face-to-face contact with the instructor and each other every week the positive attitudes reported by students towards introduction of web elements
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