Factors affecting students' satisfaction on a web course

  • Robin Mason The UK Open University
  • Martin Weller The UK Open University


This paper takes the form of a dialogue between the evaluator and the course team chair of a very large web-based course presented by the Technology Faculty of the UK Open University. An extensive evaluation has been conducted following the first pilot presentation of the course, and the two authors discuss the findings as they relate to students' satisfaction with the course. Seven key issues are raised: skills versus academic content, students' previous computing experience, interaction through computer conferencing, online group work, online tutoring, students' lack of time, and revising a course in the light of evaluations. Finally, the results of this course are compared to three other web courses.


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Mason, R., & Weller, M. (2000). Factors affecting students’ satisfaction on a web course. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1830