Evaluating distance learning in social work education: A replication study

Bruce A. Thyer, Thomas Artelt, Martha K. Markward, Cheryl D. Dozier

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    Fifty-seven MSW students enrolled in two different practice courses were exposed to approximately equal amounts (five 4-hour sessions) of live, in-class instruction and two-way interactive televised instruction. Separate post-course evaluations of both teaching methods, using a previously published measure of instructional quality, significantly favored live instruction over televised distance learning. More empirical research demonstrating the potential benefits of distance learning technology is urgently needed prior to the widespread adoption of these methods.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)291-295
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Social Work Education
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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