Evaluating distance learning in social work education: A replication study

Bruce A. Thyer, Thomas Artelt, Martha K. Markward, Cheryl D. Dozier

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Fifty-seven MSW students enrolled in two different practice courses were exposed to approximately equal amounts (five 4-hour sessions) of live, in-class instruction and two-way interactive televised instruction. Separate post-course evaluations of both teaching methods, using a previously published measure of instructional quality, significantly favored live instruction over televised distance learning. More empirical research demonstrating the potential benefits of distance learning technology is urgently needed prior to the widespread adoption of these methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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