The Effects of Course Delivery Modality on Student Satisfaction And Retention And Gpa In On-Site Vs. Hybrid Courses

Stuart S. GOLD

This research project examines the relationship between modality of course delivery and the level of student GPA, satisfaction and retention achieved for students attending either traditional On-site or Hybrid (partial Online and partial On-site) delivery modality university courses. The research project incorporates data from 110 courses and 164 students. The results, indicate that there is not a statistically significant difference, between the levels of student satisfaction, student retention or grade point average between students taking classes in the traditional on-site modality vs. those attending class via the hybrid modality.

KEYWORDS: Hybrid Courses, Distance Learning, Online Courses