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hybrid teaching online teaching student demographics

How Different Student Demographics affect the Course Grades of the Different Teaching Modes for Hybrid Teaching Instructors Only

Douglas R. Moodie

Certain demographics of students may prefer certain modalities, and certain demographics may achieve higher mean grades in some teaching modalities th.

  • Pub. date: August 15, 2024
  • Online Pub. date: July 03, 2024
  • Pages: 495-516
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Certain demographics of students may prefer certain modalities, and certain demographics may achieve higher mean grades in some teaching modalities than others. This study used student-section data from five years of all the undergraduate courses at Kennesaw State University (KSU) from 2015 to 2019. This data set with individual student course outcomes included full student demographics and course types, including previous university grade point average (GPA), sex, age, ethnicity, course department, modality, etc. The study only used data from those instructors who taught hybrid sections, as well as in-person and online sections, to avoid the effect of instructor bias. Previous research found that instructors who taught hybrid sections gave higher grades for their online and F2F sections compared to those instructors who had not taught hybrid sections. The results showed that that hybrid-teaching instructors gave higher mean course grades for their hybrid sections than their online or F2F sections and higher mean course grades than non-hybrid teaching instructors in all modalities. This effect held for all demographics.  

Keywords: Hybrid teaching, online teaching, student demographics.

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