ERIC Number: EJ1005837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Online Learning: A Comparison of Web-Based and Land-Based Courses
Brown, Joy L. M.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v13 n1 p39-42 2012
Distance learning has become more popular in recent years. Due to concern about the quality of web-based courses, the purpose of this study was to explore the differences in web-based versus land-based courses. In this study, the researcher compares web-based and land-based education courses to explore the strengths and weaknesses of each type of course. Overall, the average grades were similar but web-based was the more popular format. Land-based courses had a higher retention rate for students.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Education Courses, Intermode Differences, Comparative Analysis, Conventional Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Testing, Achievement Gains
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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