Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 32

Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 253-261

Fall 2021

Effectiveness of Educational Delivery Modes: A Study in Computer Information Systems

Alan Peslak
Penn State University
Dunmore, PA 18512, USA

Lisa Kovalchick
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA 15419, USA

Wenli Wang
Paul Kovacs
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, PA 15108, USA

Abstract: Starting with the advent of the Internet, the concept of online distance education became a more vibrant and viable alternative and has grown rapidly. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and low-cost Internet-based videoconferencing, more hybrid options have become the standard in the current pandemic global environment. This study explores the evolution of student perceived effectiveness of online, hybrid, and on-ground course delivery methods so that when the pandemic abates, we can make better decisions on the viability of online and blended learning options. Survey results of over 400 students studying Computer Information Systems at three universities in 2017-2020 show that students have consistently perceived courses offered on-ground with an online supplement as being the most effective and such perception does not vary significantly based on age or gender. Students have the lowest perception of effectiveness for completely online courses. Moreover, the Computer Information Systems subject matter being taught does not change students’ perceived effectiveness of the instructional delivery methods.

Keywords: Online education, Face-to-face teaching, Blended learning, Web-based learning, CIS curriculum, Student expectations

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Recommended Citation: Peslak, A., Kovalchick, L., Wang, W., & Kovacs, P. (2021). Effectiveness of Educational Delivery Modes: A Study in Computer Information Systems. Journal of Information Systems Education, 32(4), 253-261.