ERIC Number: EJ1157880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of the Outcomes of a Brief and Innovative Partnership: SJSU and Udacity
Woodhead, Erin L.; Brown, Preston; Snycerski, Susan; Laraway, Sean; Bathurst, Nicholas; Feist, Greg; Rogers, Ronald F.
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n5-6 p463-476 Dec 2017
In an examination of a brief and innovative partnership, we compared outcomes for two disciplines, Elementary Statistics and General Psychology, across three formats: online as part of the San José State University-Udacity partnership (termed "SJSU Plus"), face-to-face (FTF), and online in a redesigned course offering. We also examine predictors of student performance in the SJSU Plus courses. The first offerings of the SJSU Plus courses showed poorer performance compared to their FTF and redesigned online equivalents. Redesigned online courses and FTF courses had similar pass rates. SJSU Plus course performance was significantly improved in the second offering of the Elementary Statistics course. More completed assignments in the SJSU Plus courses were associated with higher exam scores and final grades. We conclude that mode of delivery did not contribute significantly to variations in pass rates.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Innovation, Statistics, Psychology, Introductory Courses, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Intermode Differences, Predictor Variables, Performance Factors, Assignments, Achievement Gains, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, College Programs, College Students, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Delivery Systems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Jose)
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