Research

Access Patterns of Online Materials in a Blended Course

Patterns in student accesses of online materials and their effects upon student performance in a blended course are examined.  Our blended course is an introductory business and economic statistics course where lectures are only available online while the traditional class period is used for complementary learning activities.  Timing, volumes, intensity, and consistency of the student accesses of the online lectures are considered.  Using bivariate and multivariate analyses, measures of timing and consistency are shown to be related to student performance but volumes and intensity of accesses are not.

Publication Information
Article Title: Access Patterns of Online Materials in a Blended Course
Journal: Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (Jan, 2013)
11(1): 107-123
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