In-class versus online video lectures: similar learning outcomes, but a preference for in-class
Teaching of Psychology
Previous findings suggest some advantages to using an online format to deliver declarative knowledge and to using class time for active learning and discussion. During 4 weeks of an introductory psychology course, students were assigned on alternate weeks to attend one of two lecture formats: in-class lecture or online video lecture with an in-class active learning session. No advantage was found for either format on the basis of quiz scores. Students appreciated the convenience of online lectures but preferred in-class lectures because of the increased ease of maintaining attention in the more structured environment. Attendance, as well as access of online content, decreased during the course of the study, suggesting that hybrid courses may lead to decreases in overall student effort.
Jensen, S. A.
In-class versus online video lectures: similar learning outcomes, but a preference for in-class.
Teaching of Psychology, 38(4), 298–302.