In 2013-2014, a Mizzou research team formed with representatives from Mizzou Online, the Social Science Statistics Center, the MU Assessment Resource Center and the MU Department of Statistics to study whether there are differences in the grades earned by students across various class delivery modalities. The team also explored whether there was a difference in students' perceptions of teaching effectiveness across various instructions modes. The study also explored instructor perception of "sameness" in classes offered both face-to-face and in online modalities. Read the preliminary report, which was presented at the 2014 Celebration of Teaching, May 20-22, 2014.
To discuss this study, please contact Dr. Kim Siegenthaler, Mizzou Online director.