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ERIC Number: EJ872228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Evaluation of Alternative Delivery Systems on Academic Performance in College Algebra
Wynegar, Robert G.; Fenster, Mark J.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p170-174 Mar 2009
College Algebra is a required, core course for many science and mathematics majors in community colleges. The course had the lowest passing rate of any class on campus. The administration expressed a clear intent to improve on this high failure rate and provided funds to accomplish this purpose. To increase the pass rate several different instructional methodologies were used; first, some sections of the class continued to use a traditional lecture method; second, other class sections used a computer-aided instruction (CAI) model; third, some sections used an online delivery method; fourth, one section used television. Results showed that the traditional lecture delivery system had the highest grade point average and one of the lowest failing rates of all teaching strategies. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A