ERIC Number: ED450852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Student Preferences for Alternative Course Delivery Options. Report #116.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.
This report summarizes the results of a graduate survey on their preferences for alternative methods of course delivery, preferences for weekly class schedules, and assessments of distance learning courses. The 1999 Community College of Philadelphia graduates were presented with several possible scheduling options which they were asked to designate as appealing or otherwise. Accelerated degree programs, in which students would have an opportunity to earn a degree in a shortened period of time, appealed to more than half (55.3%) of 1999 graduates. A Weekend College experience also appealed to a large portion of survey respondents (36.6%). The survey also asked graduates to indicate if several alternative weekly class schedules would have appealed to them as students of the College. Large percentages of graduates were in favor of classes that necessitated fewer trips to the campus (56%) and greater opportunities to take courses across campus locations (49.7%). Few 1999 graduates had the opportunity to take distance learning courses while working on their degree. On balance, students were less positive in their assessment of distance learning courses than their other courses. Bearing in mind that for these respondents distance learning meant television courses, these findings are not surprising. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.