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Are students studying in the online mode faring as well as students studying in the face-to-face mode? Has equivalence in learning been achieved?

Are students studying in the online mode faring as well as students studying in the face-to-face mode? Has equivalence in learning been achieved?

With the shift in pedagogy from learning in the traditional classroom setting (face-toface mode) to online learning, it is important to find out how students are faring in the online mode and if equivalence in learning is achieved in the two modes. To answer these questions, the course results of students studying a first year undergraduate mathematics course in the two different modes at The University of the South Pacific were compared. The study revealed that there was no statistical significant difference in the pass rates of the students studying in the two modes but the students studying in the online mode had a significantly higher attrition rate. From the results, it was also discovered that students studying via the online mode achieved higher coursework marks but lower exam marks... Show More

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