Digital Immigrants in Distance Education

Keywords: higher education, digital immigrants, andragogy, online education, social networks

Abstract

The constant growth of methods of education that incorporate the Internet into teaching-learning processes has opened up a wide range of opportunities for students across the world to gain entry to undergraduate or graduate degree programs. However, if the enrolling student is a digital immigrant, the chances of success may be limited by the difficulty of using the Internet to communicate. This laid the groundwork for a qualitative study aimed at determining, from an ontological, epistemological, methodological, and instrumental approach, and from a teacher’s perspective, the main technical and communication challenges faced by digital immigrants as they follow an online higher-education study program.

Published
2017-09-25
How to Cite
Salazar-Márquez, R. (2017). Digital Immigrants in Distance Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(6). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v18i6.2967
Section
Research Articles