ERIC Number: EJ1171491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Effect of "U-Pace" Instruction on Academic Success, Learning, and Perceptions in Younger and Older Undergraduates
Fleming, Raymond; Barth, Dylan; Weber, Nicole; Pedrick, Laura E.; Kienzler, Sarah E.; Reddy, Diane M.
American Journal of Distance Education, v32 n1 p3-15 2018
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of "U-Pace" instruction for older undergraduates, ages 25 and older, and younger undergraduates, ages 18 to 24. Additionally, change in learner perceptions across the semester, an outcome not reported in the literature on "U-Pace" instruction, was investigated. In both younger and older undergraduates "U-Pace" instruction produced greater learning, greater academic success, and sustained or improved students' perceptions of themselves as learners compared with Face-to-Face instruction. The findings provide strong support for the efficacy of "U-Pace" instruction in younger and older students and highlight a possible mechanism underlying "U-Pace" instruction's effects on learning and academic success.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Randomized Controlled Trials, Age Groups, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Mastery Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED); Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A110112; P116Q140006