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ERIC Number: EJ904041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-500X
Is Identical Really Identical? An Investigation of Equivalency Theory and Online Learning
Lapsley, Ruth; Kulik, Brian; Moody, Rex; Arbaugh, J. B.
Journal of Educators Online, v5 n1 Jan 2008
This study investigates the validity of equivalency theory among 63 students by comparing two introductory upper-division human resource management courses: one taught online, the other in a traditional classroom. Commonalities included same term, same professor, and identical assignments/tests in the same order, thus allowing a direct comparison of course outcomes. MANCOVA results supported equivalency theory, and further suggest that the online learning pedagogy may be superior in its overall effect on student performance. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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