Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Patricia C. Kornelis
This research study examined and compared the differences in student engagement and student satisfaction between an online and an in-person entrepreneurship class at a private Christian school in Southern California. The participants were the students in either of the online or in-person sections of the class. The study collected both quantitative data through the use of a survey and qualitative data through the use of open-ended response questions and semistructured interviews with five of the participants. The results of this study found that the levels of student engagement and student satisfaction were slightly higher for the online section than for the in-person section. The study recommends that regardless of a course’s format, educators utilize strong design principles, including frequent contact between the teacher and students, student collaboration, and student choice.
Jasper, Joseph, "Measuring Student Engagement and Student Satisfaction in Online and In-Person High School Classes" (2021). Master of Education Program Theses. 152.