An Instructional Comparison Between Face-to-Face and On-line Learning

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RUNNING HEAD: AN INSTRUCTIONAL COMPARISON BETWEEN

An Instructional Comparison between Face-to-Face and On-line Learning
By: Lori Ann Long

East Carolina University

May 3, 2009

ABSTRACT
In this study we will investigate and compare two types of course sections. One section will be online and the other will be face-to-face. The investigators will analyze gender, age and learning styles. These groups will be evaluated on how effective they were in completing the tasks of the course. The two sections will be taught in the same semester and use the same instructional material. In this paper, the investigators determined that there were no significant differences in test scores,
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From these research questions several hypotheses have aspired answers:
Between these two groups, no significant difference is perceived in the effectiveness of these instructional learning styles.
There are no significant differences between the styles of instructional learning in the competencies of this course to either group. There are no differences between the test scores and final grades for either group.
There is no difference between the effectiveness that was perceived from the courses from either group.
Student Selection The study selections for students were open to different ages and gender. The course outline was the same FTF as for the OL course. The demographics for these groups show that the students registered for the OL classes were a little older than the students registered in the FTF class (Diaz & Cartnal, 1999). Each group would be given the same instructional course outline, test, and final project. A variable that might affect this study is whether a student selects an OL course over an FTF course due to their experience with technology. The demographics for this group ranges with experience with technology are as followed:
Demographic
Face-to-Face
Online
Employed
92%
97%
Employed more than 10 years
41%
46%
Male/Female ratio
60/40
20/80
Nontraditional (>22 years)
60%
73% Methodology of the Study Each group was given a pre-course
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