Date of Award


Degree Name

Adult and Technical Education


Graduate School of Education and Professional Development

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Howard Gordon

Second Advisor

Laura Wyant

Third Advisor

Levene Olson


The purpose of this study was to examine distributed learning in higher education. It was also the intention of this study to describe the profiles of graduate students opting to utilize the delivery modes associated with distributed learning and to assess their overall satisfaction with their experiences. Findings indicated that given options, students are more likely to select methods of instruction best suited to their particular needs. The qualitative data obtained through the study revealed a need for institutions to consider student feedback when making decisions on the direction their distributed learning programs will take in the future.


Adult education.