Online Courses Demonstrate Use of Seven Principles

January 8, 2007

The purpose of this study was to investigate the perception of students and instructors in selected online courses relative to the use of Chickering and Gamson’s (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. The principles were originally developed for face-to-face instruction, but may be applicable in a variety of instructional delivery methods (Chickering & Ehrmann, 1996). Results show that in online undergraduate education courses, the Seven Principles were perceived as evident by both students and instructors.

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