EXPLORING SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF BLACK STUDENTS TAKING AN ENGLISH COURSE ONLINE AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Cecile Sam, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
James Coaxum, Ph.D.
Committee Member 2
Hijame Mitani, Ph.D.
Black Students, Community College, Distance Education, Higher Education, Online Learning, Student Success
Web-based instruction; College students, Black
Community colleges have expanded access to higher education and were early adopters of online courses. Among literature on online course performance, Black students are least successful in online learning despite being one of the growing populations at community colleges. This case study investigated the experiences of Black community college students taking an online English course for the first time. These experiences were particularly unique because the students participated during the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings indicate that students navigate multiple priorities outside of school, technology challenges, and desire for increased preparation, representation, and support from the campus community. This study assists in expanding the limited research on Black community college students' experiences online. Growing technology adaptation within education necessitates conversation around online learning structure and supports so virtual spaces can be a tool to address existing inequities, so all students reach success.
Bond, Latoya N., "EXPLORING SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF BLACK STUDENTS TAKING AN ENGLISH COURSE ONLINE AT AN URBAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 2973.