Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine women’s learning in an online environment. The study was an ethnographic investigation combined with discourse analysis of the textual interactions of women in a graduate introductory research class offered online. The findings reveal that women’s learning had unique patterns based on their perceptions of the online setting and on their sense of time, which was established by their other prioritized roles and responsibilities outside the class.

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Women and Learning in an Online Environment

The purpose of this study was to examine women’s learning in an online environment. The study was an ethnographic investigation combined with discourse analysis of the textual interactions of women in a graduate introductory research class offered online. The findings reveal that women’s learning had unique patterns based on their perceptions of the online setting and on their sense of time, which was established by their other prioritized roles and responsibilities outside the class.