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    drwetsch is offline Registered User
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    Here is an interesting article that provides some data comparing online instruction to traditional instruction:
    http://216.167.123.97/magazine/vault/A2090.cfm

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    John - This article extends the predominate conclusion of research in the field - there is "no significant difference", other things held constant, between on-line and on-ground. I certainly can't argue.

    However, are "all other things held constant" among the wide range of on-line and on-ground programs? Of course not! There are good on-line programs - and there are bad ones. The on-line aspect doesn't make a program good or bad - a host of other factors (like faculty, curriculum, incoming student quality, etc.) make the difference. On-ground programs are similar - some good, some bad.

    Thanks - Andy

    Originally posted by drwetsch:
    Here is an interesting article that provides some data comparing online instruction to traditional instruction:
    http://216.167.123.97/magazine/vault/A2090.cfm

    John


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    Originally posted by Andy Borchers:
    John - This article extends the predominate conclusion of research in the field - there is "no significant difference", other things held constant, between on-line and on-ground. I certainly can't argue.

    However, are "all other things held constant" among the wide range of on-line and on-ground programs? Of course not! There are good on-line programs - and there are bad ones. The on-line aspect doesn't make a program good or bad - a host of other factors (like faculty, curriculum, incoming student quality, etc.) make the difference. On-ground programs are similar - some good, some bad.

    Thanks - Andy

    Andy,

    I agree. What I liked out the article was that some actual data was presented.

    John

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    B.S. '84 Excelsior College (USNY/Regents)
    M.A. '89 Antioch University, The McGregor School
    Master of Astronomy, '02, University of Western Sydney
    Ph.D. '94 Nova Southeastern University

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    Hi,

    Dr. Terry Redding of Online Training Inc. (www.oltraining.com) has written on the subject using data from his own company which offers Florida Insurance Agent training in a variety of formats - classroom/instructor led, correspondence and online.

    As far as I can remember, the delivery method was one of the least important factors - I think he found motivation coupled with accessibility was significant.

    Motivated people who ran their own programs with online access got the best results (I think).

    I'm sure Terry will correspond if the subject interests you.

    Cheers,

    Neil

    Originally posted by drwetsch:
    Here is an interesting article that provides some data comparing online instruction to traditional instruction:
    http://216.167.123.97/magazine/vault/A2090.cfm

    John

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