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ERIC Number: EJ895748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Length of Online Course and Student Satisfaction, Perceived Learning, and Academic Performance
Ferguson, Janet M.; DeFelice, Amy E.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v11 n2 p73-84 May 2010
This research presents findings from a two-part study. In the first part, graduate students taking online courses were given a course evaluation form. Student responses from online abbreviated summer sessions were compared to student responses from online full-semester courses. Both the intensive and full-semester courses were taught by the same professor and both had identical requirements in terms of assignments and exams. The independent variable was the length of time taken to complete the requirements, with the dependent variables being satisfaction with the course, perceived learning, and academic performance. A statistical analysis of the data found significant differences in a number of areas. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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