ERIC Number: ED456877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Tidewater Community College Distance Learning Report.
Tidewater Community Coll., Norfolk, VA.
This study of distance learning at Tidewater Community College (TCC) was conducted to determine enrollment patterns, retention, and success in distance learning courses and student perceptions. Distance learning was defined as students enrolled in one of three modes of course delivery: telecourse, online, and compressed video. The time frame for the study spanned summer 1998 to spring 2000. Highlights include: (1) a greater percentage of whites (70%) and females (69%) enrolled in distance learning courses, compared with TCC's overall student population; (2) online course enrollments increased from eight sections and 146 students in summer 1998 to 37 sections and 1,014 students in spring 2000; (3) for all modes of distance learning, the majority of students learned about the course via the class schedule; (4) the overall retention rate of distance learning students was 66%, while the overall rate was 65% for new students enrolling in fall 99 and returning in spring 2000; and (5) compressed video students had a success rate (grade of A, B, or C), while both online and telecourses had a success rate of 61%; overall TCC success rate is 74% for all college-level courses. (Includes 14 tables and six appendices.) (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Enrollment Rate, Grade Point Average, Internet, Nontraditional Education, Online Courses, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Student Financial Aid, Telecourses, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.tc.cc.va.us.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tidewater Community Coll., Norfolk, VA.