Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1(2), pp. 48 - 56
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010203
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Course Delivery Platform Changes and Instructional Delivery Methods: Student Attitudes and Perceptions


William E. Garner1,*, Tresvil G. Pack2, Gary M. Szirony3, Eric T. Beeson4
1 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72211, United States
2 Capella University, Conway, AR 72032, United States
3 Walden University, Athens, Ohio 45701, United States
4 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701, United States

ABSTRACT

The purposes of this study were to examine students’ perceptions and attitudes toward changes in Distance Education (DE) course management systems and to evaluate their instructional delivery preferences. Students (N = 145) enrolled in an online master’s degree program on either a full- or part-time basis completed an online survey instrument specifically designed for this study. Results showed a strong preference for distance education, but no significant differences in student perceptions toward changes in Course Management Systems (CMS). The benefit of transparency in course design is discussed along with other findings.

KEYWORDS
Distance Education, Web Course Design, Counseling, Course Management Systems, Course Management Administration

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William E. Garner , Tresvil G. Pack , Gary M. Szirony , Eric T. Beeson . "Course Delivery Platform Changes and Instructional Delivery Methods: Student Attitudes and Perceptions." Universal Journal of Educational Research 1.2 (2013) 48 - 56. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010203.