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ERIC Number: EJ854248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Coming to Terms with the Online Instructional Revolution: A Success Story Revealed through Action Research
Lunsford, Eddie; Bolton, Kimberly
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v32 n4 p12-16 Dec 2006
This paper presents the course of action and outcome of a teacher-based action research project concerning development and evaluation of an online introductory biology course for non-majors. The research took place in a small community college and compared online and traditional instructional formats. A course was developed in an entirely web-centered format. After a semester of instruction, participants were assessed with a 50 item multiple choice test pertaining to content knowledge gained in the course. When their scores were compared with students taught in a traditional classroom format, the scores were essentially identical. The research format may serve as a model for teachers who wish to explore the issue of web-based instruction in their own practice. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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