ERIC Number: EJ692014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 11
Achievement in Online and Campus-Based Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses
Benson, Angela D.; Johnson, Scott D.; Taylor, Gail D.; Treat, Tod; Shinkareva, Olga N.; Duncan, John
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v29 n5 p369-394 Jun 2005
Community colleges are actively involved in distance-learning programs in Career and Technical Education (CTE). Over 76% of community colleges offer some form of distance learning in CTE. Over the years, only a few isolated studies have compared the effectiveness of distance CTE courses to traditional face-to-face courses. Typically, the findings of previous studies indicate no significant differences between the two methods. This study was designed to address the lack of systematic studies of this question. It also examines how student motivation and learning strategies differ for campus-based and online students. Finally, it investigates how online and campus-based courses differ in terms of course interaction, content organization, student support, and transactional distance (i.e., feelings of closeness to the instructor and the program).
Descriptors: Technical Education, Learning Strategies, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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