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ERIC Number: EJ1095319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Effectiveness and Student Perceptions of High-Enrolment Health Studies Online Courses
Chen, Ken-Zen; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Bauer, Christine
Health Education Journal, v75 n3 p343-357 Apr 2016
Objective: In countries such as the USA, colleges and universities are focusing on how best to serve their students in tough fiscal times and a highly competitive marketplace. Boise State University has specifically focused on providing online courses as one option to meet student needs. However, more recently, the university has begun developing high-enrolment online courses to resolve bottlenecks in enrolments, while maintaining robust, interactive and engaging learning experiences. Design: Mixed-methods case study. Setting: Three high-enrolment health studies online courses offered at a 4-year university in Boise, Idaho, USA. Method: A systemic analysis of final course evaluations, student grades and course reports from the Learning Management System were examined to investigate the effectiveness and student perceptions of high-enrolment online courses. Results: Findings provide support for the premise that offering the high-enrolment courses met enrolment demand, provided high-quality instruction and maintained student satisfaction. Conclusion: Student perceptions of high-enrolment health studies online courses designed and implemented in the manner specified here can be positive. Lesson learned and suggestions for faculty members, instructional designers and administrators are identified.
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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: Idaho