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ERIC Number: EJ1051032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1547-500X
An Examination of the Relationship between Online Class Size and Instructor Performance
Sorensen, Chris
Journal of Educators Online, v12 n1 p140-159 Jan 2015
With no physical walls, the online classroom has the potential to house a large number of students. A concern by some is what happens to the quality of instruction in courses with high enrollments. The purpose of this research was to examine online class size and its relationship to, and potential influence on, an instructor's performance. Results were mixed indicating that class size had a positive relationship with some the variables meant to measure online instructor performance and a negative relationship with others. Online class size was seen as having the most concerning relationship and potential influence on an instructor's ability to provide quality feedback to students and for his/her expertise to be used consistently and effectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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