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A Comparison of Student Outcomes & Satisfaction between Traditional & Web Based Course Offerings

  title={A Comparison of Student Outcomes \& Satisfaction between Traditional \& Web Based Course Offerings},
  author={Julio C. Rivera and M. Khris McAlister and Margaret L. Rice},
  journal={Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration},
With the recent growth of the Internet and other distance technologies, web based course delivery has become an attractive option for expanding the educational opportunities available to students. Our institution, like others, is actively pursuing this means of delivery in order to expand its reach to new students and to facilitate the scheduling of existing students. During a recent academic term, our students had the opportunity to enroll in such a course. Unique circumstances resulted in the… 

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