Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

John Pantana

Primary Subject Area

Education, General; Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Education, Mathematics; Education, Tests and Measurements; Education, Adult and Continuing

Keywords

developmental, mathematics, online

Disciplines

Communication | Communication Technology and New Media | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Science and Mathematics Education

Abstract

Students enrolled during the spring 2011 and summer 2011 semesters taking developmental Algebra I were invited to participate in a study. Students were required to complete a researcher-made pretest prior to instruction, complete the course over the semester, and complete an identical posttest at the end of the course. The online students voluntarily completed a researcher-made survey. An ANCOVA analysis, using the pretest scores as a covariate, showed a significant difference between the online and seated students, as the online students scored significantly higher. The survey showed online students tended to utilize the captured lectures, with a larger percentage of students watching the entire lecture. The study discusses the implications of the findings and makes recommendations for future research.