ERIC Number: ED479430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Verifying Success in Distance Education.
Barber, William D.; Clark, Heather M.; McIntyre, M. Elaine
Appalachian State University (ASU) is a participating institution in the North Carolina Consortium for Distance Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). This Consortium initiated a successful distance education masters program in 1997. The distance education program at ASU is actually a hybrid program, providing the opportunity for comparison of performances in on-campus versus distance courses by individual students. In addition, comparisons of distance students and students enrolled in the traditional on-campus program are possible in summer courses in which both types of students enroll. Results of a distance student opinion survey are examined, followed by discussion of comparative performance in summer courses on campus, distance course performance, and success of the program. Eight indicators of success are presented, including low attrition rate, indicators of student satisfaction, and data showing equal to superior performances of distance students in competition with traditional on-campus students. (AEF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Data Analysis, Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Masters Programs, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Reaction
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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