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ERIC Number: ED538183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2671-8249-4
Web-Conferencing: An Analysis of Course Delivery Systems on Student Achievement at a Technical College
Stanford, Roger John
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Web-conferencing software was chosen for course delivery to provide flexible options for students at a two-year technical college. Students used technology to access a live, synchronous microeconomics course over the internet instead of a traditional face-to-face lecture. This investigation studied the impact of implementing web-conferencing technology and instructional design on student success. This ex post facto study compared students who took comparable sections of microeconomics in either traditional face-to-face or web-conferencing courses. The two delivery types were compared to determine whether or not web-conferencing had an impact on student success. Both course retention and grade distribution were compared. Three years of data were used comparing thirteen sections of microeconomics. A chi square independent test was used for analysis. The data analysis showed a statistical significance in both student retention and grade distributions. Students in web-conferencing were clearly less likely to succeed. In comparison to students in traditional face-to-face microeconomics courses, students in web conferencing courses were at a clear disadvantage. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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