Is Teaching of Technology Courses Online as Effective as Teaching of Technology Courses Face-to-Face?
Chia-Ling Kuo, Hongbo Song, Renee Smith, Ohio University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study examined and compared college students' attitudes toward technology and technological application skills in a technology applications course that has two different delivery modes: online and face-to-face. A three-part survey was designed and administered to those two groups of about thirty undergraduate students each who major in education at a Midwestern university in the United States. Descriptive statistics was used to understand the background information. An independent t test was used to analyze the differences before and after taking the technology course in each of the online and face-to-face classes. An independent t test was also analyzed to look at the comparison of the online course and the face-to-face course. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the online and face-to-face classes in students' attitudes toward technology before and after taking a technology application course. The technological application skills were increased after the course and presented significant after vs. before differences in both teaching formats.
Kuo, C.L., Song, H. & Smith, R. (2005). Is Teaching of Technology Courses Online as Effective as Teaching of Technology Courses Face-to-Face?. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 923-927). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).