ERIC Number: ED352105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Learning Modes: Spring '92 Telecourse & Weekend College Enrollees. Howard Community College Office of Planning and Evaluation Research Report Number 79, October 1992.
Livieratos, Barbara B.; Frank, Jean M.
Howard Community College (HCC), in Maryland, surveyed telecourses and Weekend College (WC) students to collect information on their characteristics and satisfaction. Surveys were conducted for each set of students, obtaining a 34% response rate (n=109) among telecourse students and a 47% response rate (n=75) among weekend students. Results of the surveys include: (1) 1992 spring telecourse enrollment was up 15% over the previous spring, comprising 7% of all spring credit enrollees; (2) females made up fully 80% of telecourse respondents; (3) 58% of the respondents worked full time and 22% part time, and 8% considered themselves full-time homemakers; (4) over half (59%) of the telecourse respondents were new to the program; (5) 85% responded that they would take another telecourse; (6) over half (55%) of the telecourse respondents were planning to transfer to a four-year institution; (7) 94% of the respondents received information about telecourses from the class schedule; (8) the sex and age groups of WC students were similar to the overall statistics for all HCC students; (9) more than three-fourths (77%) of the WC students were employed full time; (10) nearly half (47%) of the WC students had earned a postsecondary degree, three-fourths had taken courses at HCC before, and 48% had prior WC experience; (11) 64% of the WC respondents were applying their credits toward a degree; (12) 88% of the WC students preferred the 10-week course format over the 5-week format; and (13) 90% said that they would take another weekend course. Extensive data tables are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum, Instructional Innovation, Nontraditional Education, Part Time Students, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data), Telecourses, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.