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ERIC Number: ED563844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-8201-1
A Comparative Study of Factors Related to Student Performance in Online and Traditional Face-to-Face MBA Courses That Are Quantitative and Qualitative in Nature
Davis, Carenado V.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Online learning environments have been embraced by many institutions, faculty, and students as a viable adult learning option to the traditional face-to-face learning environment. As this mode of delivery for instruction continues to grow in acceptance, it is important to understand the characteristics of adult learners, the historical progression of online learning, and how well students perform in online courses compared to face-to-face courses. The purpose of this study was to investigate overall MBA program completion based on enrollment and degrees conferred, utilizing the demographics (age, gender, and race) to identify the characteristics of students that complete the program. Additionally, the purpose of the study was to evaluate course level performance of the MBA program core courses classified as either qualitative or quantitative in nature over time. This is to identify any trends in each course and mode of delivery for online and traditional face-to-face students of the MBA graduate program. The sample population was approximately 19,749 students enrolled in nearly 400 sections, comprised of 15 business core courses that were required for the MBA program offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters 2007 to 2012 that were taught both online and traditionally. The analysis of the data indicated that student performance in some of the courses that were taught online and face-to-face had no significant differences, while others did show a significant difference in course performance. [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; Adult Education
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Language: English
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