ERIC Number: EJ1084693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Death of the Large Lecture Hall, the Rise of Peer-to-Peer Course Delivery?
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n4 p260-268 2015
This article reports the results of a pilot project conducted at the University of California--Irvine (UCI) involving the simultaneous online delivery of a course to both University of California undergraduates and enrollees on the Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform. Survey results from a robust sampling of UCI undergraduates offer strong disruptive-technology evidence that a new generation of students weaned on the Internet and social media may find well-delivered online courses to be an acceptable substitute for--or even preferable to--large lecture hall courses. The results also indicate a very strong student response to a peer-to-peer approach in which course content is delivered in a video lecture format by a fellow undergraduate (under instructor supervision). A strong positive response to the MOOC platforms offers the promise of economies of course delivery for colleges and universities seeking to implement cybereducation cost-effectively.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Lecture Method, Student Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Student Surveys, Student Satisfaction, Peer Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California