Online Program Design: One Size May Not Fit The Needs of All
Michael Waugh, Jian Su, University of Tennessee, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes findings from the results from a case study that focuses on the initial implementation of the WebIT M.S. in Instructional Technology, offered at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville during 2008-2010. Survey data were collected from two groups of students: a self-selected sample of those students who dropped out of the WebIT program within the first year (DROPPER-respondents), and the students who successfully completed the WebIT program in the Spring of 2010 (COMPLETERS). These two groups of students were compared in an attempt to identify possible differences that would help program faculty identify program design characteristics for possible program revision. The findings reported may be of interest to others currently involved in the delivery of an online program or those who may be interested in developing a new online program.
Waugh, M. & Su, J. (2012). Online Program Design: One Size May Not Fit The Needs of All. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 988-993). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).