Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(10), pp. 1701 - 1706
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051005
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Face-to-Face vs On-line: An analysis of Profile, Learning, Performance and Satisfaction among Post Graduate Students


Alberto Ortega-Maldonado *, Susana Llorens , Hedy Acosta , Cristián Coo
WANT Research Team, Universitat Jaume I, Spain

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to explore the differences between face-to-face and on-line students in a post graduate education program. The variables considered are Post Graduate Student's profile, competences and learning outcomes, academic performance and satisfaction. The sample was composed by 47 students (64% face-to-face). Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and student's t utilizing SPPS Statistics 22.0 were performed. Results showed differences in all variables: (i) Regarding student profile, face-to-face students were younger and from a broader range of nationalities; (ii) Both students' profiles showed positive and significant differences between their pre-post competences, learning outcomes and self-evaluation scores in several of the programs courses. Moreover, there were significant differences when considering specific courses and profiles; (iii) Face-to-face students obtained better grades in 4 out of 7 courses of the post graduate program; (iv) Finally, face-to-face students reported higher satisfaction and a more positive perception of the teaching methodologies utilized than on-line students. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed to improve specific teaching methodologies for on-line students.

KEYWORDS
Face-to-Face, On-line, Distance Learning, Performance, Satisfaction

Cite this paper
Alberto Ortega-Maldonado , Susana Llorens , Hedy Acosta , Cristián Coo . "Face-to-Face vs On-line: An analysis of Profile, Learning, Performance and Satisfaction among Post Graduate Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.10 (2017) 1701 - 1706. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051005.