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ERIC Number: ED557855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-9100-0
A Comparison and Contrast in Alternative Learning versus Traditional Learning
Simmons, Mia A.
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Preparation for today's influenced technology professional world starts with structure of primary and secondary educational learning environments. The student learning platforms should be aligned in some ways to professional working platforms. This quantitative correlational ex post facto study compared the effectiveness of learning modalities in the surrounding Cleveland area high school programs. The general problem was that most students were educated through a traditional modality, even though many of the students may have learned more effectively in alternate modalities. The effectiveness of modalities in the Cleveland Area and surrounding schools had not yet been clearly determined. The three basic learning environments, traditional, blended and virtual, all impacted the performance in how the Cleveland area schools' succeeded as well as how the students performed on the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). Using a correlational ex post facto design method compared the differences between the independent and dependent variables and how they associated with each other. The data collection process randomly selected nine public high school report cards from the Ohio Department of Board of Education database. The study compared the OGT scores using a two-tailed t-test as it influenced the outcome of the schools' annual performance ratings. The study used the 0.05 significance (confidence) levels to conclude a 95% chance of showing the bearing of learning modalities to the students OGT scores. The common subject discovered in the study was that schools using a traditional modality performed less than those school that incorporated blended or virtual learning environments. Additionally, the study recognized that increasing the amount of available technology resources within schools in Cuyahoga County could possibly better prepare students for future technical occupations. Educational leaders in Cuyahoga County should implement different technical platforms to help the students equate their learning environments to their future career platforms. [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: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio