A Comparison of Learning Outcomes by ‘In-Course’ Evaluation Techniques for an On-Line Course in a Controlled Environment

July 10, 2006


The purpose of this study is to determine if the type of weekly evaluation method used in an on-line course contributes to a difference in the learning outcomes for students. Two methods for the ongoing evaluation of student learning were analyzed for differences in learning outcomes as demonstrated by mid-term and final exam test scores. Using an experimental design, students that enrolled in either a Disease Control course or an Epidemiology course were randomized into one of two sections in each course.

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