Perceived Learning and Satisfaction Differences in Face-to-Face and Online Courses
AdvisorBurross, Heidi L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractWith the increased popularity of online courses, ensuring that students in online courses have equivalent learning experiences as their peers in face-to-face courses is paramount. Current research regarding the similarities and differences between the two course delivery mediums has resulted in contradictory findings, particularly in terms of how students perceive and rate the course. This analysis expands the focus comparison of student evaluation of teaching ratings means beyond that of a single course or department using correlational analysis, paired t-test, and MANOVAs. Significant differences were found between online and face-to-face courses for particular evaluation items, college, and academic level. These differences provide insight into the differences between the delivery mediums from the student perspective and can help identify pedagogical strategies to ensure equivalent learning experiences.
Degree ProgramGraduate College