Online vs. Blended Learning: Differences in instructional outcomes and learner satisfaction

Doo Hun Lim
Michael L. Morris
Virginia W. Kupritz


This study investigates differences in instructional and learner factors between two groups of learners exposed to online only and blended delivery formats, respectively, in an effort to compare learning outcomes and other instructional variables between online and blended delivery methods. Findings indicated that no significant differences existed in learning outcomes, however, significant differences existed in several instructional and learner factors between the two delivery format groups. Discussions about improving online or blended delivery method are presented based upon the research findings.


Online Learning, Blended Learning, Learning Outcomes, Comparative Study

APA Citation

Lim, D.H., Morris, M.L., & Kupritz, V.W. (2006). Online vs. blended learning: Differences in instructional outcomes and learner satisfaction. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 11(2), 27-42.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Blended or Hybrid, Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
Type of Research Mixed methods
Research Design Mixed methods
Intervention/Areas of Study Course design
Level of Analysis
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest Bachelors-granting
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size 100-199
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