ERIC Number: ED453742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Comparison of Selected Student Outcomes for Internet- and Campus-Based Instruction at the Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services.
Fredda, Jeffrey V.
In May 2000, the Office of Research and Planning at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, examined student outcomes for courses taught in Internet-based and campus-based formats and found statistically significant differences in student outcomes for courses offered in both modalities. One finding was that graduate students of the Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services in Internet-based sections outperformed those in campus-based sections. The study investigated whether specific courses caused this observed difference or if the findings were due to a more general trend for all courses. Four courses, with 231 students, were evaluated. Sixty-nine students were in the Internet-based courses and 162 were in campus-based courses. Overall, graduate students had high rates of success and course completion (88 and 90% respectively). Mean final grades of students in Internet-based sections were statistically significantly greater than those in the campus-based sections in two courses. Other research has established that students in Internet-based courses at Nova Southeastern University's Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services have equivalent or greater course completion rates for all courses studied. It is possible that the relatively low headcount of students in the Internet sections accounted for the differences. An appendix contains data for the different course sections. (Contains 4 figures, and 11 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.