Enrollment and Student Performance in Online and On-Campus Undergraduate Communications Courses

ID: 49714 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Mark Piwinsky, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
  2. Lacey Fulton, Clarion University, United States
  3. Brittany Fleming, Slippery Rock University, United States
  4. Mary Beth Leidman, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Monday, November 14 2:10-2:30 PM Location: Edison E View on map

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Abstract: Online education is seen as a way to provide new options for students and potential new enrollments for institutions. In examining online and on-campus enrollments and student performance in undergraduate communications classes, this study found there is a degree of displacement as some on-campus enrollments move online. However, class sizes tend to be smaller in online sections. In addition, while there was no difference in mean section GPAs between online and on-campus courses, online classes saw a higher percentage of student non-success in failures, withdrawals and incomplete grades.

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