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Final Comparison Study of Teaching Blended In-Class Courses vs. Teaching Distance Education Courses

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Author(s): Susan J. Martin

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 10;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Grade Point Average (gpa) | distance education | Gender | Students' Retention | Blended Courses | In-Class Courses | Online Courses | Class

ABSTRACT
This paper will share with the members of the conference the findings from the final study. This study contains five semesters of analyzed data which compares the retention of students, final grades for students, grades for five specific tasks that were given in blended in-class courses and in the totally online courses, and a comparison of data by GPA, gender, and by class level. All courses were American Politics PLSC 111. Each semester one or two American Politics courses were conducted in the classroom and one American Politics distance education course was conducted totally online. Each time the courses were given, it was during the same semester and by the same professor who is the researcher.
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