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ERIC Number: ED529432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
On Synchronous Distance Teaching in a Mathematics MS (Master of Science) Program
Li, Kuiyuan; Amin, Raid; Uvah, Josaphat
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 6 p761-767 2011
A fully online graduate program that was developed at the UWF (University of West Florida) has been successfully implemented using synchronous instruction since fall 2009. The hybrid nature of the developed model has proven to be of benefit to both face-to-face and distance students. Aside from the robustness of students' discussions and interactions outside the regular class period via an e-learning platform, the fact that the instructor can be a part of the discussion when needed has been an added advantage. Moreover, our assessment results showed that the model is flexible and cost effective. A statistical analysis of students' performance indicated that the distance students do as well as their face-to-face counterparts when this delivery model is used. We will provide some recommendations for institutions wishing to adapt this hybrid model. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida