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Comparative Analysis of Learning Outcomes for On-Campus and Distance Learning Courses in a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor Education Program

Comparative Analysis of Learning Outcomes for On-Campus and Distance Learning Courses in a... Background Despite the increasing reliance in counselor education on online teaching and learning, the efficacy is not well documented. Objective To investigate learning outcomes for master's-level rehabilitation and mental health counseling students. Methods This study compared on-campus and online learning course delivery methods with pre-and post-tests using 41 participants across four courses. Findings Significant differences were found within both groups between the pre- and post-test, indicating significant gains in knowledge acquisition. No significant differences were found between group modalities in the magnitude of improvement in test scores. Conclusions Findings suggest that no differences exist in these learning outcomes when online and on-campus teaching modalities are compared and that both modalities produce positive learning outcomes. Continued research is needed to address additional questions in this area. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

Comparative Analysis of Learning Outcomes for On-Campus and Distance Learning Courses in a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor Education Program

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
Copyright
© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
ISSN
2168-6653
eISSN
2168-6661
DOI
10.1891/2168-6653.33.3.180
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Abstract

Background Despite the increasing reliance in counselor education on online teaching and learning, the efficacy is not well documented. Objective To investigate learning outcomes for master's-level rehabilitation and mental health counseling students. Methods This study compared on-campus and online learning course delivery methods with pre-and post-tests using 41 participants across four courses. Findings Significant differences were found within both groups between the pre- and post-test, indicating significant gains in knowledge acquisition. No significant differences were found between group modalities in the magnitude of improvement in test scores. Conclusions Findings suggest that no differences exist in these learning outcomes when online and on-campus teaching modalities are compared and that both modalities produce positive learning outcomes. Continued research is needed to address additional questions in this area.

Journal

Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Sep 9, 2019

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