“Literacy andSocialization: AreOnline or Face-to- Face Classes Better?” Trisha Sissons April 19, 2012
Research QuestionsIs taking an online course taking away fromour retention of knowledge?Are online classes more beneficial thanface-to-face courses?How are the students at the University ofCentral Florida affected by online courses?
Online courses… Are courses in which there is no need for face to face instruction and all of the material you learn is self-directed. There are different kinds of online courses… WWW Video stream Hybrid
Discussion Socialization TuChih-Hsiung and McIssac Marina agree when they write, “Social presence positively influences online interaction.”(140) Thereare different roles we can partake in when being in an online course. (Nagel)
Students’ Feelings One study showed that students who take online courses do worse in online courses than those who took face to face courses. Another study showed that online courses have a much higher enrollment than regular face to face courses. Online learning offers flexibility and it also offers students to direct themselves through the course at their own pace and with their own learning style (El Mansour)
Teaching Strategies Author Carle found that in a study of about 10,000, teachers “do not differ generally across online and face-to-face instruction modes” Author Carlos Gonzalez expresses in his findings different conceptions that professors hold and these conceptions differ from being very interactive with the students to just being a “transfer of knowledge” to the web and they students.
Methods Distributed through online channels. Aimed towards UCF students 10 questions Alternating between multiple choice and free response questions
DiscussionHow interactive was your teacher throughout the course? Results Very Somewh at Not so much Not at all
ResultsWhy do UCF students take online courses? The number one response was because of flexibility.
ResultsDespite the differences throughout all of the other answers throughout the survey, 100% of participants said that they would retake an online course.
Why This Matters…. My research questions bring about the question of if we pay for our own classes should we lose knowledge because it’s a more flexible option? College students should know what they are getting into before taking classes and how it may affect how they do in the class. Isthe socialization we lose in the class worth the socialization or extra time we will get outside of class?
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