Improving Online Instruction: A Study of Online Course Delivery Methods
Kevin Casey, University of Central ArkansasErin Shaw, University of Central ArkansasJeff Whittingham, University of Central ArkansasNancy 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.