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ERIC Number: ED468892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 14
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Teaching Science Online: Hands Off Is Not Minds Off!
Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina; McConnell, Sherry; Schultheiss, Patricia; Bowen, Richard; Jones, Robert
This study used Bloom's Taxonomy in conjunction with new and emerging research paradigms, such as discourse analysis, to examine the outcomes of online science instruction in various biomedical science courses (i.e., histology, histopathology, physiology, microbiology, and farm animal anatomy). By combining quantitative and qualitative data, a fuller picture of how distance delivery affects student learning in the context of various science courses is developed. Data sources included chat transcripts, course exams, direct observations, and student surveys. Results show that it is possible to teach a science course, including laboratories, entirely online without any adverse effects on academic outcomes. By addressing the effects of a delivery system on classroom interactions and academic performance for science content, the study makes a contribution to the body of knowledge about distance education. (Contains 24 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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