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ERIC Number: EJ1068705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
The Influence of Ethnic Background, Gender and Age on Student Performance in Distance Learning Programs
Koch, James V.
Journal of Educational Technology, v2 n3 p38-49 Oct-Dec 2005
The role of distance learning in higher education has exploded in recent years. The Sloan Center for OnLine Education reports that the number of students taking online courses has been growing at approximately 20 percent per year and that more than 1.9 million students were taking an online course in the United States in Fall 2003 (Carlson, 2004). However, this does not reflect the full impact of distance education, for still other students engage in distance learning via television, PCs, compact disks, DVDs, and the like. This paper focuses on the effects of ethnic background, gender, and age on the distance learning performance of American college students. The data consist of 76,866 student performances in distance learning courses at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) during the years 1994-2001.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia