ERIC Number: EJ849793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Food Safety and Regulation: Evaluation of an Online Multimedia Course
Pintauro, Stephen J.; Krahl, Augusta G.; Buzzell, Paul R.; Chamberlain, Valerie M.
Journal of Food Science Education, v4 n4 p66-69 Oct 2005
The effectiveness of, and student attitudes toward, an online Food Safety and Regulation course (WEB) were compared with lecture (LECTURE) and combined lecture/online (COMBINED) courses. All students took identical pre-tests, post-tests, and attitude assessments. No significant differences were detected in pre-test scores. Post-test results for WEB, LECTURE, and COMBINED groups were 65.9 plus or minus 3.02, 67.1 plus or minus 2.62, and 73.5 plus or minus 2.59 (mean plus or minus SEM), respectively. After controlling for the pretest, the COMBINED score was significantly higher (P less than 0.05) than the LECTURE and WEB scores. Some student attitude scores in the LECTURE and COMBINED groups were better than the WEB group. The results indicate that students perform as well in the Web-based course as the lecture-based course and that student performance is maximized by combining online and lecture methods.
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Food, Safety, Food Standards, Internet, Federal Regulation, State Regulation, Blended Learning, Lecture Method, Web Based Instruction, Test Results
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