Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 42

May 26, 2009

9 pages487 K bytes

The Results of Online Teaching: A Case Study

Mehdi Sagheb-Tehrani
Minot State University
Minot, ND 58707 USA

Abstract: Advances in information technology (IT) pose new challenges for traditional higher education universities to prepare faculty members to teach online courses with technology (e-teach). Online distance learning has attained acceptance in many work environments, mainly in the government, high-tech segments and academia. This study presents an exploratory investigation designed to identify some advantages and disadvantages of distance learning. Seventeen students from one MBA course took part in this investigation. The results showed that the best advantage of online courses was “Flexibility” from the student’s perspective. Implications of the findings can direct the subject university to expand its infrastructure to support an ever increasing student enrollment through online course offerings.

Keywords: Online Learning, Information Technology (IT), Face-to-Face Teaching, Advantages, Disadvantages, Distance Learning (DL)

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Recommended Citation: Sagheb-Tehrani (2009). The Results of Online Teaching: A Case Study. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (42). http://isedj.org/7/42/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2008: §5113. ISSN: 1542-7382.)