ERIC Number: ED464146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Assessment of Student Learning in an Educational Administration Online Program.
Hoban, Gary; Neu, Beverly; Castle, Sidney R.
This study was conducted to determine how to know what online students learned in an educational administration program and whether it was comparable to what students learned in traditional (on ground) classes. The focus was on the educational administration program at National University, California. Surveys of 21, 47, and 11 online students were completed to measure consistency of student attitude toward online learning in relation to traditional courses. Scores on a comprehensive exit examination were compared for on-ground (n=125) and online (n=11) students. Students were also asked to assess their own learning in both conditions. Nine online instructors completed a survey that gave their perspectives of the online courses and their effects on students. Results suggest a high degree of comparability in the quality and rigor of the online and on-ground educational administration courses. Online students were generally satisfied with the quality of instruction in their program, Students in both types of courses performed comparably academically. Online instructors were quite positive about the educational administration program. Overall, findings show that students enrolled in online courses, even if they have concerns, like the flexibility the course gives them and plan to take more courses in this form. (Contains 11 tables, 8 graphs, and 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 1-5, 2002). Colored figures may not reproduce well.