Author

Diane Perry

Date of Award

5-2015

Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Education

First Advisor

Irene Bornhorst

Department/School

Secondary Education

Abstract

This study was intended to look at how student perceptions of and experiences in hybrid courses affect their performance. It was performed at a private university in the Midwest where hybrid courses are defined as any course with at least 30% of the class meetings are held in a traditional, face-to-face setting. Eighteen students participated in the survey, and two in a focus group. Results on whether or not students thought they performed better in a hybrid or face-to-face format were mixed, though they did point to overall dissatisfaction with the discussion capabilities of the hybrid format. This suggested that the best way to make a hybrid course more effective would be to focus on a way to increase discussion.

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