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ERIC Number: ED371708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 14
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Perceptions and Attitudes of Faculty and Students in Two Distance Learning Modes of Delivery: Online Computer and Telecourse.
Goodwin, Bonny N.; And Others
A study was conducted to discover the perceptions and attitudes of students and faculty regarding their experiences with two distance learning programs, an online computer program and a telecourse program. The online program is conducted at the University of Phoenix (Arizona) and delivers degree programs in various areas. The telecourse program is conducted at Coastline Community College (California) and offers 25 telecourses each semester. In all, 628 students and 64 faculty members responded to the survey questions. Online participants lived in 40 of the 50 states, while telecourse participants all lived in southern California. Overall results suggest that both faculty and students thought highly of both programs as academic products. Both were considered comparable to traditional academic programs. Students who did not miss face-to-face interaction gave the online program a significantly higher rating than those who missed the traditional interaction. Students viewed the online program more favorably than did faculty, and the reverse was true of the telecourse. Results also suggest that students and faculty consider distance education a viable alternative to meet the changing educational needs of our society. (Contains 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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