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Exploring Web-Based Teacher Effectiveness and Student AchievementMonica Lynn CarpenterRosen College of Hospitality ManagementUniversity of Central FloridaandDuncan R. DicksonRosen College of Hospitality ManagementUniversity of Central FloridaABSTRACTThe current study is two-fold.The first part of the study will utilize correlational research toexplore if a correlation between teacher effectiveness and student achievement in Web-basedcourses exists.The second part of the study will explore if there are significant differencesbetween the hospitality and education programs with regard to level of teacher effectiveness ofWeb-based courses and level of student achievement of students taking a Web-based course.Teacher effectiveness of Web-Based courses will be measured utilizing the Student Evaluation ofOnline Teaching Effectiveness (SEOTE) while student achievement will be measured utilizingfinal grades in the Web-based courses.Keywords:Web-based courses, teacher effectiveness, student achievement, hospitality coursesINTRODUCTIONSince the economic downturn has brought about higher unemployment and greatercompetition for jobs, it has become commonplace to return to school (Bauman, 2009).As aresult, demand for classes has increased.However, it may not be feasible due to time and/ordistance restraints for people to take traditional face-to-face courses.Hence, colleges anduniversities are challenged to deliver classes in alternative formats, with hospitality and tourismprograms no longer being an exception.New technologies afford students learning opportunitieswhile offering accessibility and scheduling flexibility (Fu, Wang, Cecil & Hji-Avgoustis, 2006).While the recent hospitality literature refers to Web-based learning in a social networkingcontext (Kasvana, Nusair & Teodosic, 2010), acceptance and satisfaction with e-learning (Selim,2007; Song & Bosselman, 2010) and learning theories in distance education (Tesone, Severt &Carpenter, 2008), little is written in the hospitality literature exploring pedagogies. Schott &Sutherland (2008) examined a multimedia based technique and active learning to engagestudents in a New Zealand hospitality program.Collins & Van Hoof (2002) considered the prosand cons of Web-based instruction.However, none of the studies have explored the relationshipbetween teacher effectiveness and student achievement in hospitality Web-based courses, norhave comparisons been made between the hospitality discipline and other disciplines.
Therefore, the purpose of this study is two-fold.The first part of the study will explorethe relationship betweenteacher effectivenessandstudent achievementin a Web-based learningenvironment.The second part of the study will explore if there are differences between thedisciplines with respect to teacher effectiveness and student achievement in a Web-basedlearning environment.

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