Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Li, Yawen


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed post-secondary social work program mode of learning throughout the nation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social work program transitioned from in-person to hybrid a modality. The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of the social work program’s hybrid modality on students’ learning outcomes. Specifically, this study will examine participants’ cognitive presence, perceived effectiveness, and student perceptions. This study is important, as there is no research on social work program’s hybrid modality on students’ learning outcomes. This is a quantitative study and uses online surveys to gather results. The ANOVA and chi square were used to determine significance between the learning outcomes. The results from this study indicate that the three types of learning modalities such as in-person, hybrid, or online made no change in social work students’ learning outcomes. In addition, the study discovered that hybrid participants indicated WIFI interference during peak usage times which impacted their perceptions of courses taught online.

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Social Work Commons