Faculty Advisor

Mistry, Jamshed J.


ADLN (Advanced Distance Learning Network) courses are developed to resemble as closely as possible courses delivered on-campus. Many consist of exactly the same class content and materials captured on videotape or delivered via interactive video conferencing technology. Other courses are modified to take advantage of the Web to deliver course material entirely online. The purpose of this IQP is to examine the effectiveness of different media types such as Video CD, Streaming Video, PowerPoint Tutorials, PowerPoint with Audio, and Streaming Audio, on ADLN students as the most preferred learning method. A survey was conducted among the ADLN students to evaluate effectiveness of each media type and to analyze advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, given the findings, this study seeks to identify effective media type to help ADLN students and faculty.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department