Research

Differences in Student Evaluations from Hybrid and Traditional Courses

Hybrid courses contain online elements in combination with reduced in-class seat time. This study examines differences in student evaluations from hybrid and traditional sections of an introductory course in economic and business statistics. In our hybrid course, face-to-face lectures are replaced with online lectures and class periods are conducted as question-answer and practice sessions. We find strong evidence that students mark down evaluation scores in the hybrid versus traditional format. Markdowns occur across all dimensions of the evaluation instrument.

Publication Information
Article Title: Differences in Student Evaluations from Hybrid and Traditional Courses
Journal: Journal of Economics and Finance Education (Jan, 2011)
9(2): 19-28
Author(s): Asarta, Carlos J;  Schmidt, James R
Researcher Information
    
Schmidt, James R
Schmidt, James R
James W. & Helen A. Hanson College Professor of Economics
Expertise:
  • Econometrics
  • Business Statistics
Economics
CoB 525 H
P.O. Box 880489
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489, USA
Phone: (402) 472-2315
Fax: (402) 472-9700
jschmidt2@unl.edu