Comparing online and Face-to -Face learning experiences for nontraditional…
Comparing online and Face-to -Face learning experiences for nontraditional students
Pros for online
85% of students felt comfortable in an online setting
Higher ratings suggest a better teaching environment
better for time challenged individuals with families or other work related situations.
Cons for online
Increased need for self regulation.
Allows for bad habits to shine through, such as procrastination.
Not clear expectations for performance and participation
Pros for face-to-face
Forces students to be present
Better reminders of assignments can be explained in person.
You get out what you put into it. If you don't show up or are consistently late, you miss pertinent information.
Cons for face-to-face
If the program is set up poorly, good students can fail.
Not structured in a way that supports learners.
Forces students to be present.
Not cognitive to non traditional students with families and lack of available time to put towards school.
Three failed an online class and repeated course face to face
All three married with children and worked at least part time.
Data collected from logging on to the website, viewing course documents and discussion board postings were tallied.