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Social närvaro på distansprogram: En kvantitativ studie av hur den förändras över tid
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Computer and System science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is about investigating how distance students experience the sense of social presence over time and if there are differences between distance with physical meets and IT distances without physical meeting as a study form.

A web survey was sent to 564 students on semesters 1, 3 and 5 who were registered at a distance program at Mid University. Students either read a program remotely with meetings or IT-distances without meetings. An analysis of non-response bias was conducted which showed that there are no significant differences between the response group and the loss. A collapse of the two groups resulted in a response rate of 30.7%.

The study shows that the sense of social presence increases from semesters 1 to semesters 3 before it drops to semesters 5. The results of the survey also show that there are significant differences between how distance and IT-distance experience the sense of social presence. There are no significant differences between semesters and study form over time as the students experience the sense of social presence. What we can see is that the mean values show that distance students have a higher average value of social presence than IT distance students.

The result shows that there are differences in how students feel that they create and retain the sense of social presence during their study time. IT-distance have a greater sense of creating and maintaining the sense of social presence than distance students.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie handlar om att undersöka hur distansstudenter upplever känslan av social närvaro över tid och om det finns skillnader mellan distans med fysiska träffar och IT-distans utan fysiska träffar som studieform.

En webbenkät skickades ut till 564 studenter på termin 1, 3 och 5 som var registrerade på ett distansprogram vid Mittuniversitetet. Studenterna läste antingen ett program på distans med träffar eller IT-distans utan träffar. En bortfallsanalys genomfördes som visade att det inte finns några signifikanta skillnader mellan svarsgruppen och bortfallet. En hopslagning av de båda grupperna resulterade i en svarsfrekvens på 30,7%.

Studien visar att känslan av social närvaro ökar från termin 1 till termin 3 innan den sjunker till termin 5. Resultatet av undersökningen visar även att det finns signifikanta skillnader mellan hur distans och IT-distans upplever känslan av social närvaro. Det finns inga signifikanta skillnader mellan terminer och studieform över tid hur studenterna upplever känslan av social närvaro. Det vi kan se är att medelvärdena visar att distans har ett högre snitt av social närvaro än IT-distans.

Resultatet visar på att det finns skillnader på hur studenterna upplever att de skapar och behåller känslan av social närvaro under

sin studietid. IT-distans har en högre känsla av att skapa och behålla känslan av social närvaro än distansstudenterna.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Social presence, Higher education, Distance education
Keywords [sv]
Social närvaro, Högre studier, Distansstudier
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-33211DiVA, id: diva2:1188525
Subject / course
Informatics IF1
Educational program
Informatics with Focus on Systems Development TINSG 180 higher education credits
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Available from: 2018-03-07 Created: 2018-03-07

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