Is Identical Really Identical? An Investigation of Equivalency Theory and Online Learning
Journal of Educators Online Volume 5, Number 1, ISSN 1547-500X Publisher: Journal of Educators Online
This study investigates the validity of equivalency theory among 63 students by comparing two introductory upper-division human resource management courses: one taught online, the other in a traditional classroom. Commonalities included same term, same professor, and identical assignments/tests in the same order, thus allowing a direct comparison of course outcomes. MANCOVA results supported equivalency theory, and further suggest that the online learning pedagogy may be superior in its overall effect on student performance. (Contains 7 tables.)
Lapsley, R., Kulik, B., Moody, R. & Arbaugh, J.B. (2008). Is Identical Really Identical? An Investigation of Equivalency Theory and Online Learning. Journal of Educators Online, 5(1),.
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