ERIC Number: ED473104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Distance Education: Does Access Override Success? AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
This paper reviews conditions that have lead to increased college and university course offerings using distance education. Concerns are identified in some recent studies, and comparative course completion data (distance education vs. face-to-face instruction) at two community colleges are presented. Measurement issues are discussed, including a proposal for measurement of key variables involved in studying method of delivery by institutional researchers. This paper asks some difficult questions about why distance education is increasingly offered by postsecondary institutions, despite evidence that students are less likely to complete their courses successfully. (Contains 2 graphs and 21 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum for the Association for Institutional Research (42nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-5, 2002).