Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Distance, Online and Campus Higher Education: Reflections on Learning Outcomes
Institute for Applied Social and Health Research, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2012 (English)In: Campus-Wide Information Systems, ISSN 1065-0741, Vol. 29, no 3, 144-155 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - This paper discusses performance in postgraduate education in Sweden and Scotland. Drawing on two cases, we consider three themes: differences in students´ performance by study mode, differences in students´ performance by length of study, and finally comparing performance by study mode between modules in Scotland with an entire programme in Sweden.

Design/methodology/approach - The empirical setting from Scotland builds on an evaluation of online and on-campus study groups with exactly the same module syllabus. The Swedish setting is also based on an evaluation of distance and on-campus study groups with exactly the same module syllabus. The data compiled in both countries arise from student performance scores and grades

Findings - The results indicate that students in both countries foremost use the VLE as a forum for accessing information, to access asynchronous postings in the forums and access streaming- synchronous online lectures which are also accessed asynchronously in the VLE. The results show that there are no differences between the grades or test scores between campus students with face-toface education and distance students with electronically (VLE) mediated education These differences and similarities will form the basis of these reflections in this paper

Limitations - The study is limited because the examples given are only a few cases and small samples and there is a need to more rigorously investigate different educational programs in different academic disciplines.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012. Vol. 29, no 3, 144-155 p.
Keyword [en]
Blended learning, summative grades, education, online education
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57186DOI: 10.1108/10650741211243166OAI: diva2:540414
Available from: 2012-07-10 Created: 2012-07-10 Last updated: 2012-07-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Söderström, Tor
By organisation
Department of Education
In the same journal
Campus-Wide Information Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 61 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link