Volume 8

Volume 8, Number 4

February 24, 2010

13 pages800 K bytes

Factors That Influence Transfer of Learning from the Online Environment

Donna R. Everett
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351-1689 USA

Abstract: In this paper the author discusses transfer of learning factors to enhance the work skills and knowledge of online MBA students in a managerial communications course. Qualitative research survey methods were utilized; nVivo 8 was used to manipulate the data in two areas: factors that enhance transfer of learning and when students began to apply the skills and knowledge in the course. The results show that the assignments, concepts, feedback, communications, and the instructor had an impact on learning and transfer of learning. One specific time (from the beginning) was mentioned when students began to apply their learning. The results of the study may be informative and instructive for other online instructors.

Keywords: transfer of learning, transfer of training, online learning, qualitative research

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Recommended Citation: Everett (2010). Factors That Influence Transfer of Learning from the Online Environment. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (4). http://isedj.org/8/4/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §2322. ISSN: 1542-7382.)