Do Online Students Perform as Well as Lecture Students?


These results demonstrate that online students can perform at least as well as traditional students. They do not show that any student, randomly selected, can do as well in an online class. Undoubtedly self-selection means that students with greater computer skills and /or greater maturity are more likely to opt for an online course. However we have reduced the effects of those factors in this study. The subject matter of the course reduces variability in computer skills in this case. And in the emperical work we have controlled for maturity differences to the extent we could. So our results provide support for further development of online course delivery.

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Finding No Significant Difference
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