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Comparison of Student Performance and Perception of Course In Online and Face-To-Face Settings
The objective of this study is to compare students’ performance and perceptions of the course when taught in an online version versus a face-to- face version. The face-to-face and online modalities of the of Mechanics of Materials course at University X were offered in summers 2019 and 2020, respectively. The course was offered online due to the college’s COVID-19 pandemic response. The same instructor taught both sections with the same course objectives and exams. The study found that the students’ performance in online version of the course was not significantly different from the face-to-face version. In addition, students self-reported perceptions of the course did not differ based on delivery modality.