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ERIC Number: ED518402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-5977-5
Comparing the Effectiveness of Online and Face-to-Face Classes among California Community College Students
Cassens, Treisa Sullivan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
Over the past decade, online classes have become extensively utilized by higher education. Recent literature found, when focusing on upper level courses and four-year college students, that online classes are as effective as face-to-face classes in serving the curricular needs of students. This study sought to enrich research by examining community college students with a further study of student characteristics (age, gender, basic skills, ethnicity, low-income) to see if they contributed to the students grades in each delivery method. A faculty survey was used to investigate other possible influences on success. No significant differences were found for the pass/fail comparisons or in faculty choices for communication with students. However, objective measures did show that students achieved increasing numbers of A and F grades in online classes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California