ERIC Number: EJ1099238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Preference Rates for Predominately Online, Compressed, or Traditionally Taught University Courses
Krug, Kevin S.; Dickson, Kole W.; Lessiter, Julie A.; Vassar, John S.
Innovative Higher Education, v41 n3 p255-267 Jun 2016
Universities and colleges in the United States are actively searching for new ways to increase student enrollment as one means to offset recent government budget cuts in educational funding. One proposal at a particular institution involves transitioning a commuter university from a traditional semester length calendar to one that offers predominately online and compressed courses. University students responded to a survey, based on a number of variables, regarding their impressions of taking considerably more online and compressed courses in lieu of traditionally taught courses. While the students wanted to keep the traditional semester calendar, findings showed that some of the benefits of online and compressed teaching schedules were appealing.
Descriptors: Preferences, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Blended Learning, College Programs, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Course Selection (Students), Enrollment Rate, Educational Change, Technology Integration
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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