ERIC Number: ED482736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Second Year Evaluation Report of the Washington Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnership (LAAP).
Valadez, James R.
The goal of this report is to examine the progress of the Washington Learning Anytime Partnership (LAAP). In 1999, a 1.8 million dollar grant was given to Washington's community and technical colleges to increase and improve the courses offered through the Internet including the development of a "one-step system" to enable students to view and register for online course at a single web site. Part one of the report provides an analysis of data provided by the State Board of Community and Technical colleges. The data includes students enrolled in one or more online classes between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2001. The majority (80%) of these students enrolled in a mixture of online and on campus classes. The study compares "online students" with "campus students." The data indicates the flexibility is a major reason for growth in online learning. Online learning particularly appeals to women, especially those with children. Although many students have expressed satisfaction with the format, content of courses, the instruction, and service provided by online courses, there have been low completion scores exhibited by online students. It should be noted that there has been an increase in faculty participation rate in online education. Contains three appendices. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.