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ERIC Number: EJ1049256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Comparative Analysis of an Online and a Traditional MSW Program: Educational Outcomes
Cummings, Sherry M.; Chaffin, Kate M.; Cockerham, Clifford
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p109-120 2015
This study compared the educational outcomes of the University of Tennessee College of Social Work's online and traditional MSW programs ("N" = 345). Knowledge, skill, and satisfaction outcomes were compared for online and traditional students in 3 tracks: full-time, part-time, and advanced standing (AS). There were no significant differences between online and traditional students in any track for the majority of educational outcomes. Significant differences were found, however, in online and traditional students' grade point averages (GPAs), field competency ratings, and satisfaction. Traditional AS students had higher GPAs; online part-time students received significantly higher ratings in 6 of 8 field competency ratings; and online AS students were more satisfied with faculty accessibility, helpfulness, and advising. Pedagogical and research outcomes are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee