ERIC Number: ED429478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Final Grades for Selected Courses in the Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services: Differences between On-Campus and Off-Campus Students.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This study examined differences in final course grades for campus-based and distance education students in the Graduate School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University (Florida). Data on 8,096 course grades for winter term 1997 were obtained from university records. It was found that students enrolled in courses offered through distance education received a significantly greater frequency of successful grades (A, B, C, or Pass) than their campus-based counterparts. However, for four key courses in the Ed.D. program for educational leaders, including programs in education and technology, programs for higher education, and the graduate teacher education program, off-campus students were in parity with on-campus students in terms of the relative frequency of successful grades. An appendix provides four sets of data tables. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.