Assessing Academic, Social and Personal Stress of Online and Traditional Learners: Is Liberal Arts Education Stress Free?
As an underlying determinant of the learning process stress is foreseen to be an essential constituent of students’ curricular accomplishments. The presentation focuses on the three interrelated aspects of learner’s perception of stress in an inner-city liberal arts college environment in the USA. Specifically, the emphasis is placed on assessing academic, social, and personal stress of both online and traditional undergraduate students who are majoring in various academic disciplines. The discussion further explores how innovative pedagogical strategies can be utilized in courses with a dual delivery modality to reduce the level of learners’ stress. Additionally, the research design, methods, obtained empirical findings, as well as possible implications on teaching practice will be closely examined.