ERIC Number: EJ785331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Utility of Methods and Instructional Strategies Used in Online and Face-to-Face Teaching Environments
Steinbronn, Peggy E.; Merideth, Eunice M.
Innovative Higher Education, v32 n5 p265-278 Mar 2008
The purposes of this study were to compare the instructional methods and strategies identified as useful in online teaching environments with those used in a face-to-face teaching environment, to investigate relationships between the perceived usefulness of instructional strategies and methods used by higher education faculty in both teaching environments, and to identify instructional methods transferred from an online to a face-to-face teaching environment. The following instructional methods were found to have a significant relationship with the instructional environment: student collaborative projects, student-to-student electronic discussions, lecture (direct instruction), questioning and feedback to students, and e-mail communication with the instructor.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Online Courses, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Electronic Mail, Discussion Groups, Classroom Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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