Differences in competencies between doctoral students oncampus and at a distance Academic Article uri icon


  • This article describes differences between oncampus and distance learners by knowledge, skills, and abilities. Oncampus doctoral students at Texas A&M University were compared with doctoral students enrolled in a distance education program offered jointly with Texas Tech University. Student perceptions of their competency levels were gathered using a mixed mailed/Internet questionnaire. Oncampus and distance education students had different levels of competence. Competency models can serve faculty and administrators as an assessment tool for strategic decision making and development of courses and curricula. This study provides a model for benchmarking competencies and provides baseline data for making such changes. 2001, Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • American Journal of Distance Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Lindner, J. R., Dooley, K. E., & Murphy, T. H.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Lindner, James R||Dooley, Kim E||Murphy, Tim H

publication date

  • January 2001