Student Performance in Online and Traditional Sections of an Undergraduate Management Course

Daymont, Thomas; Blau, Gary
May 2008
Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management;May2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p275
Academic Journal
Few previous studies comparing online and traditional courses have focused on undergraduate management courses. Our results complement previous analyses finding that, when we control for factors such as class, major, and GPA, students in online courses do as well in objective measures of performance, but not better than students in traditional courses. We also found that in the online sections, females performed at least as well as males. We discuss these results in relation to some changes in online education and the persistent perception by some that online education is somewhat problematic because students need more discipline in online courses.


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