Journal of Science, S. 3 (2015)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

Motivations and barriers of Vietnamese students towards distance education


Tóm tắt

    This paper aims to investigate the motivations and barriers of Vietnamese students towards the distance education. Quantitative strategy was exploited to conduct this research. The sample of 250 students who following the distance education programs in Ho Chi Minh City was selected. The results show that four motivation factors and six barrier factors were found. The motivations include: perceived benefits, amotivation, no pressure, and follow regulations. The barriers are: lack of time and family supports for study; lack of academic skills; lack of communications with the college/ school; Lack of Financial resources; technological problems and low Social interaction. In addition, research also proved that Perceived benefits and no pressure have positive impact on Intention of distance learning while lacking of academic skills has negative influence on the intention of distance learning. 

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Journal of Science - Ho Chi Minh City Open University