Using Concept Maps To Compare Learning In Classroom And Online Courses.

Lee A. Freeman, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Michigan-Dearborn


The need to justify and prove the quality of online education has resulted in hundreds of studies comparing classroom and online learning. While some have shown a significant difference across one or more variables between the two learning methods, many others have found no significant difference. Concept maps have long been utilized for assessing knowledge and course learning. This study utilizes concept maps to compare end-of-semester learning in classroom and online sections of the same courses. Data collection is in progress at the time of submission.