Choosing between online and face-to-face courses


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Author: Jaggars, Shanna Smith


In continually expanding the supply of online course sections (and potentially curtailing face-to-face offerings), college administrators believe they are serving the needs and demands of their students. Yet researchers have neglected to ask students whether the continued provision of face-to-face courses is important to them. In this study, community college students discussed their experiences with online and face-to-face learning, as well as their reasons for selecting online versus face-to-face sections of specific courses. Students reported that online courses had lower levels of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Decision making; Community college; Teaching method; Online learning; Attitude

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Community College Research Center, 2013

Physical description: [iv]. 20 p.

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Series: CCRC working paper; no. 58

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 112.170

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