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The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of perception and satisfaction of students in online distance learning graduate courses for daytime Regular MBA (Regular) and evening Weekend Professional MBA (Weekend) programs. Distance learning delivery methods have changed over the years, but not perceptions. This study attempted to identify if there are any significant differences in Regular and Weekend students' assessments of demographics, personal preferences and habits, technological proficiency and evaluations (course, online course structure, instructors) in their online course experience. This research has shown that online audio chat and text chat have a positive effect on students' learning. The data also showed that moving from traditional to online had no undesirable outcome on students. Working with students to understand the benefits, dangers and limitations helps them adjust to online course environments. (Contains 10 references.) (Author)
In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.