Casey, Shaw, Whittingham & Gallavan

Improving Online Instruction: A Study of Online Course Delivery Methods

Kevin Casey, University of Central Arkansas
Erin Shaw, University of Central Arkansas
Jeff Whittingham, University of Central Arkansas
Nancy Gallavan, University of Central Arkansas


The purpose of this study was to evaluate student perceptions of different online course delivery methods. In order to develop the experimental course delivery method, the researchers used universal design for learning (UDL) guidelines as a theoretical framework. Responses to pre- and postsurvey items provided data to examine whether an online course developed using UDL principles afforded a more positive learning experience. This study provides online student perceptions that indicate the online learning environment developed with the UDL framework is preferred by students.

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