Flexibility, Connection, and Structure as Predictors of Online and Face-to-face Learning Preference among Nursing and Education Students

Stoerm Anderson, Walden University
Baaska Anderson
Jennifer Lee

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore and identify factors that predict education and nursing students’ preference for online and face-to-face learning and to explore differences between education and nursing, and undergraduate and graduate students in terms of preference for online and face-to-face learning. Findings suggest that students who prefer online learning tend to value the flexibility that online learning is perceived to offer, while students who prefer face-to-face learning tend to value the connection that face-to-face learning is perceived to emphasize.