ERIC Number: ED443374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Selected Student Outcomes for Internet- versus Campus-Based Instruction.
Fredda, Jeffrey V.
This research asked whether there was a difference in student outcomes in courses taught in both Internet-based and campus-based formats. Thirty-four courses were offered in both Internet-based and campus-based formats at Nova Southeastern University (Florida) during fall term 1999, enrolling 1,613 undergraduate and graduate students. Outcomes were evaluated on two dimensions: successful grades (D+ or better) and course completion rates (completers vs. noncompleters). Statistical analysis revealed that the campus-based format was the most successful for undergraduates, with grades 11 to 13 percent higher and completion rates 14 percent higher. However, undergraduates' final grades were not significantly different in the Internet-based or campus-based formats. Graduate students performed better in Internet-based than in campus-based sections, for grades overall, for completion rates, and for final grades. The study found that both undergraduate and graduate students had high rates of success (greater than 75 percent for grades) and completion (greater than 80 percent). Nova Southeastern compared favorably with other universities on completion rates. Report sections include an introduction, methodology, results, and discussion. Data tables are appended. (Contains 11 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internet, Nontraditional Students, Online Systems, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power, Tables (Data), Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.