September 26, 2016

Presentation Title

Question: Why is Distance Education not evaluated in the Admission Process to College

Location

Dogwood

Start

9-26-2016 2:40 PM

End

9-26-2016 2:50 PM

Abstract

High schools in Florida today require that students complete a distance education class. Of these classes, students take classes of varying degrees of difficulty. Why is it that college admission offices do not look at this as part of the admission process? Research supports that the outcomes of distance education can shape and identify characteristics of students. The student that takes gym online is very different than one who takes English online. Admission offices have given more weight to students who complete AP over regular classes. To date, I cannot find any research on how distance education affects admissions like I can find on AP and IB classes. With all the research done on distance education, the finding suggests that there might be benefits for admission offices to look at these classes differently. What am I missing, or do you agree that this is an area worth exploring?

Format

Snapshot Presentation

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Presenter(s) Biography

Michael T. Callahan has done IT work for the Burnett Honors College at UCF for over 15 years. Michael is currently working towards his Ed. D. in Higher Education Leadership at UCF. Distance Education has been a focus for many of his classes and he hopes it’s an area he can explore more next year as a dissertation Topic.

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Gabriela Mendez, NSU

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Sep 26th, 2:40 PM Sep 26th, 2:50 PM

Question: Why is Distance Education not evaluated in the Admission Process to College

Dogwood

High schools in Florida today require that students complete a distance education class. Of these classes, students take classes of varying degrees of difficulty. Why is it that college admission offices do not look at this as part of the admission process? Research supports that the outcomes of distance education can shape and identify characteristics of students. The student that takes gym online is very different than one who takes English online. Admission offices have given more weight to students who complete AP over regular classes. To date, I cannot find any research on how distance education affects admissions like I can find on AP and IB classes. With all the research done on distance education, the finding suggests that there might be benefits for admission offices to look at these classes differently. What am I missing, or do you agree that this is an area worth exploring?