Date of Award

Summer 9-1-1994

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Aeronautical Science


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Diana Carl

Committee Member

Mark Smolensky

Committee Member

Richard Sanzenbacher


To be competitive for tuition dollars, ERAU's distance learning program must meet the needs and demands of prospective students. Consideration must be given to the quality of the instruction over a distance compared to the traditional classroom method. The results of this investigation provide additional information vis-a-vis to the quality of the off-campus programs. The group for the study will be 80 traditional university students and 145 distance learning students who have participated in MAS 602, MAS 603, or MAS 605. The descriptive approach was used to investigate this problem. Test and assignment scores of the two groups were examined and compared to determine differences in performance as well as possible correlation between the two different teaching environments. The data was examined using a t-test. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the scores of the two groups for MAS 603; there was no significant differences shown for MAS 602 and MAS 605.