Distance Learning

Student Learning:  Distance Learning versus Traditional Delivery

Principal Investigator: Margot O'Brien, Associate Professional Specialist, Accountancy, Mendoza College of Business Margot.J.O'Brien.79@nd.edu

This study seeks to compare learning as measured by pre- and post-tests of two groups of students.  Group 1 consists of students completing Business Law via distance learning.  This distance-learning course is delivered via video conferencing classes and independent-study CD ROM lectures.  Group 2 consists of students who are taught the same material via the traditional on-campus classroom.  The study will note any significant variables in the delivery, student population, and material covered, and will seek to measure and compare the learning of these two groups of students.