Evidence-Based Online Course Development Practices Using Three Years of Incoming Student Data

Robert G. Crosby III, Dirk Davis, Riste Simnjanovski
2015 US-China Education Review. A  
Knowledge of university students' reading speed and learning style preferences allows online course designers to more effectively meet the academic needs of all learners. The present study utilizes three years of incoming student data (N = 1,776) from a mid-sized online Christian university to determine whether students' average online reading speed and learning style preferences differ significantly between declared majors. Results showed that English majors had a faster on-screen reading time
more » ... than business and psychology majors. Significant between-major differences were also detected for five of the seven learning style preferences. Implications for course designers are discussed.
doi:10.17265/2161-623x/2015.09a.003 fatcat:ej67iozaevhylg5rnchk2t5kxu