This paper reports on an experiment involving the application of distance education teaching techniques to on-campus students. The on-campus and off-campus students were treated equally, being provided the same material and opportunity for tutorial consultation. Learning outcomes from the two groups of students were compared, as were the learning outcomes from the on-campus students taught in the distance education mode compared to students previously taught the same material in the normal lecture-tutorial paradigm. It was concluded that if oncampus students are to be taught in the distance mode they need to be introduced to this different approach as early as possible in their studies.
Recommended CitationElse, Paul L., An experiment in applying distance education teaching techniques in science to on-campus students, Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal, 4(1), 1997, 33-40.