ERIC Number: ED453743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Selected Student Outcomes for Internet- and Campus-Based Instruction at the Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
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 Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship in Internet-based sections outperformed those in campus-based sections. The purpose of this study was to determine if specific courses caused the observed difference or if the findings were the result of a more general trend for all courses. Three courses were evaluated: (1) Twenty-first Century Management; (2) the Legal, Ethical, and Social Values of Business; and (3) Delivering Superior Customer Value. A total of 468 students were considered, of whom 119 were in Internet-based courses and 349 in campus-based sections. Overall, the students had high rates of success and completion (94%). While examination of final grades revealed that students performed well in courses offered in both formats, mean final grades of students in Internet-based and campus-based sections differed at a statistically significant level in two courses. When course completion rates for students in Internet-based courses at this business school were compared with those of students from other institutions (S. Carr, 2000), it was found that course completion rates were generally lower for students in Internet-based courses, but at Nova Southeastern University, there was no difference in course completion rates for the courses studied. An appendix contains data for the sections studied. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.