An exploration of African American students' attitudes toward online learning
The current work presents exploratory research findings concerning African American students' attitudes toward online learning. The Online Tutoring Attitudes Scale (OTAS; Graff, 2003) was administered to 124 African American students in a positive youth development program. Findings suggest that African American students' attitudes toward computers are inconsistent with their attitudes toward online learning. African American students reported positive attitudes toward computers; however, their attitudes reflected anxiety, lack of confidence, and little use for online learning experiences. Implications of this research are relevant to educational interventions, academic achievement, and technological advancement with respect to underrepresented populations. © 2011 The Author(s).
Okwumabua, T., Walker, K., Hu, X., & Watson, A. (2011). An exploration of African American students' attitudes toward online learning. Urban Education, 46 (2), 241-250. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085910377516