Performance of undergraduate students from traditional and distance learning courses in the Enade Exams in 2015, 2016 and 2017

Angelo Luiz Cortelazzo Cristina de Carvalho Ares Elisei About the authors

Abstract

In order to compare the performance of undergraduate students of traditional and distance learning (DL) courses in the National Exams for Student Performance (Enade) of 2015, 2016 and 2017, an exploratory analysis of the results of these exams was carried out, with the determination of the obtained concepts, and with a comparison of the institutions that offer traditional and distance learning. The results showed that students of DL courses, especially those with a large number of graduates, tend to present a lower average performance, with a greater variability. For the same school that offered DL and traditional courses, the results showed that public institutions have significantly higher performance in traditional courses whereas in private institutions these values have no differences. For DL courses, despite numerically higher values in public institutions, there was no significant difference between the results in relation to private institutions.

Higher Education; Enade exam; Evaluation; Traditional Learning; Distance Learning

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