Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1999

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Richard P. Manatt

Abstract

This study compares student achievement between studio students and remote students in a course taught over the Iowa Communications Network. The Iowa Communications Network is a two-way full motion fiber optics telecommunications system capable of linking students and instructors anywhere in Iowa;The students in a graduate school law course being taught over the Iowa Communications Network were selected to be the subjects of this study. The instructor was a lawyer who had previously taught the course, but had not taught a course over the Iowa Communications Network. The instructor had no special training and received no special training before teaching the course;The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of teaching over the Iowa Communications Network as it relates to student achievement. A comparison of achievement was made between the students at the originating site and the students at the remote sites. The comparisons were made using scores on a pretest/posttest, class participation grade, unit quizzes grade, final exam grade, and course grade;The students' scores and grades were analyzed using a t-test and a Mann-Whitney U test. No significant difference was found in achievement between the two environments.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-13867

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Patrick Howard Payton

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9924754

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

89 pages

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