Title: Perception of students on performance of dual-mode education: Information Quality perspective

Authors: Latif Al-Hakim

Addresses: Faculty of Business, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia

Abstract: The current literature investigating general perceptions of service quality experienced by distance education students has so far barely examined perceptions of dual-mode students. This preliminary research attempts to fill this gap. It ascertains the relevance of Information Quality (IQ) dimensions for delivery evaluation of various education modes. This paper employs a qualitative methodology and uses importance-performance analysis to investigate IQ dimensions affecting student satisfaction of dual-mode education. The case considered is a newly established Chinese University that has a partnership with an Australian University. The results show significant gaps in the performance of accessibility, amount of information, coherency, relevancy and timeliness.

Keywords: information quality; distance education; dual-mode education; gap analysis; student perception; service quality; performance evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIQ.2007.016394

International Journal of Information Quality, 2007 Vol.1 No.3, pp.314 - 325

Published online: 26 Dec 2007 *

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