Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Charles S. Hausman
Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership
Treva Gail Macy
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine how academic performance of the online learning mode compares with the traditional face-to-face mode in rural community colleges. As online learning has become a popular instructional offering among many rural community college students seeking to advance their opportunities, so has the level of scrutiny. The perception of online courses is to be of lesser academic rigor and quality than their face-to-face counterparts. In this study I will (1) examine the demand for online courses in rural community colleges, (2) explore how state governments are linking community college funding to course success rates, (3) discuss the role course design plays in online success rates, (4) review the prevalent research comparing academic performance between online and face-to-face courses, (5) report on the findings obtained by comparing the performance of online and face-to-face courses.
Copyright 2021 David Lee Frazier
Frazier, David Lee, "Comparing Success Rates Of Online Courses To Traditional Courses In A Small Rural Community College" (2021). Online Theses and Dissertations. 716.