Proposal Title

Format of Online Course and Student Satisfaction, Perceived Learning, and Academic Performance

Proposal Abstract

This presentation is about a two part study: 1) graduate students taking online courses were given a course evaluation form and student responses from online abbreviated summer sessions were compared to student responses in online full semester courses; 2) compared final grades in five week courses to those in full semester courses. Both the intensive and full semester courses were taught by the same professor and 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. Analysis of the data found significant differences. The audience will gain a deeper understanding of online learning and whether the length of the course impacts learning and student satisfaction, and that it may be necessary to use different pedagogical approaches when teaching a shortened format versus a full semester course.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 13th, 2:00 PM Mar 13th, 2:45 PM

Format of Online Course and Student Satisfaction, Perceived Learning, and Academic Performance

Room 2904

This presentation is about a two part study: 1) graduate students taking online courses were given a course evaluation form and student responses from online abbreviated summer sessions were compared to student responses in online full semester courses; 2) compared final grades in five week courses to those in full semester courses. Both the intensive and full semester courses were taught by the same professor and 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. Analysis of the data found significant differences. The audience will gain a deeper understanding of online learning and whether the length of the course impacts learning and student satisfaction, and that it may be necessary to use different pedagogical approaches when teaching a shortened format versus a full semester course.