Online learning versus face-to-face instruction in a project management course

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The increase in online distance learning has led to the creation of courses using a hybrid approach consisting of a blend of online learning modules and face-to-face instruction. To validate that student learning outcomes are being achieved, exams and other assignments results should be compared. Four chapters from an undergraduate project management course were covered using online learning modules. The other ten chapters were taught through face-to-face instructions. A statistical analysis was conducted between two semesters using two sections and there was no statistical difference between test scores for the third exam and optional final exam. The instructional approaches for the hybrid course along with a discussion of the results will be described.

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Proceedings of the 2010 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference