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Recommended Citation: Sagheb-Tehrani, M.  The Results of Online Teaching: A Case Study.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2008, v 25 (Phoenix): §5113. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 7(42). ISSN: 1545-679X.)

The Results of Online Teaching: A Case Study

Refereed9 pages
Mehdi Sagheb-Tehrani    [a1] [a2]
College of Business
Minot State University    [u1] [u2]
Minot, North Dakota, USA    [c1] [c2]

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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