ERIC Number: ED476334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Online Courses, Fall 2000 to Fall 2001.
Serban, Andreea M.; Fleming, Steven
This document reports on outcomes of online courses offered at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), California, during the three semesters from fall 2000 to fall 2001. The study combines a comparative and exploratory design to investigate the demographic makeup and academic success of online students compared to peer on campus classes and the campus average. The number of courses offered increased from 38 to 56 during the three semesters, and the number of sections went from 52 to 77. The unduplicated enrollment has increased from 1,293 in fall 2000 to 1,837 in fall 2001, out of a total SBCC enrollment of 15,313. In fall 2001, 32 of the courses offered were hybrid, and 24 were totally online. The demographic profile of online students has remained fairly stable over the three semesters. Female students dominate both hybrid and totally online courses, with a higher percentage of females in totally online courses. Compared to SBCC overall, online courses have a smaller percentage of Hispanic students, while the percentage of other minorities is in similar or higher proportion to SBCC overall. In fall 2001, the success rate for all online courses was 53%, compared to 69% for SBCC. (Contains 17 figures ad 23 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.