Longitudinal analysis of student performance in a dental hygiene distance education program.

  title={Longitudinal analysis of student performance in a dental hygiene distance education program.},
  author={Jodi L Olmsted},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  volume={66 9},
The purpose of the study was to determine if learners who receive face-to-face instruction in an educational program performed statistically better on established benchmark assessments (GPA, course averages, and NBDHE) than learners at a distance from the didactic course instructor. A comparative, quasi-experimental, ex-post facto study was conducted. The treatment variable was program type: face-to-face vs. distance. The performance of five consecutive classes was analyzed, from 1997 to 2001… CONTINUE READING

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