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ERIC Number: EJ904074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1547-500X
Distance Education in a Cost Accounting Course: Instruction, Interaction, and Multiple Measures of Learning Outcomes
Chen, Clement C.; Jones, Keith T.; Moreland, Keith
Journal of Educators Online, v7 n2 Jul 2010
Students in online and traditional classroom sections of an intermediate-level cost accounting course responded to a survey about their experiences in the course. Specifically, several items related to the instruction and learning outcomes were addressed. Additionally, student examination performance in the two types of sections was compared. The results suggest that students in both learning environments generally rated the instruction, professor/student interaction, and learning outcomes at a high level. However, where differences in satisfaction levels exist, the ratings generally were higher among students in the traditional classroom. Examination performance was comparable on 14 of 18 topic areas with the traditional method producing better comprehension in three of the remaining four areas. While student learning, instruction, and interaction between students and with the instructor were good in the online sections, the results suggest that the traditional learning approach provided a level of richness to the student learning experience that was not matched in the online approach. Overall, the survey results have implications for course design going forward, regardless of course delivery method. (Contains 5 tables and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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