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ERIC Number: EJ1096959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
Foundations of Online Education at Tarleton State University
Atchley, Wayne; Wingenbach, Gary
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v6 Sep 2011
Online course delivery has been used for many years in higher education. Like many institutions, Tarleton State University has used online education as a means to increase student enrollment and satisfy the changing education needs of both traditional and non-traditional students. The purpose of this study was to examine the origins of online education at Tarleton State University and explore the benefits to both the students and the university. Data related to online and traditional student course enrollments were extracted from the university student records system and personal interviews were conducted with faculty and staff responsible for implementing and maintaining the online course management system. Tarleton State University was an early adopter of technologies used to deliver courses online. As a result of online course delivery, Tarleton State University has realized an increase in enrollments and a cost savings when compared to Traditional course delivery.
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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: Texas
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