August 25, 2012
Instructor: Hannah Thompson
The comparison and contrast of online and on-ground learning are different in so many ways. Educators question if student performance levels in the online environment are comparatively equal to the traditional classroom environment. Some practioners suggest that online instruction is inferior because it lacks the interpersonal environment crated when students and teachers communicate face-to-face.
A study of two master’s program at the University of Paisley in Scotland showed significant difference in online and face-to-face learning. With online students outscoring face-to-face students ( Stansfield, McLellan, & Connolly, 2004). Librarians tracked online and on-ground student performance on a library assignment embedded in a computer literacy course for one academic year. Grades for 536 traditional classroom students were compared to 42 online students. The computer literacy course at Northwest in high volume (multi-section) course taught by multiple instructors in partnership with a variety of librarians, there were no significant differences in student scores.
Difference Between On-Campus Education and Online Education
Online, On-Ground; what’s the Differences
Ury, Gary Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science / Information Systems
Northwest Missouri State University
Ury, Connie, M.S.Ed.
Outreach Coordinator, Owens Library
Northwest State University
The Differences between Online and Traditional Classroom Educations