Virtual Teaching in Higher Education: The New Intellectual Superhighway or Just Another Traffic Jam?
by Jerald G. Schutte, California State University, Northridge

A study of 33 students in a Social Statistics course at California StateUniversity, Northridge who were randomly divided into two groups, one taught in a traditional classroom and the other taught virtually on the World Wide Web. Text, lectures and exams were standardized between the conditions. Contrary to the proposed hypotheses, quantitative results demonstrated the virtual class scored an average of 20% higher than the traditional class on both examinations.

Keywords: distance education research assessment evaluation measurement teaching methods
Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: Global
Resource Type: Publications
Entry Date: May 11, 2001