Interior Designers impact the health, safety, and welfare of those occupying the spaces they create. A simple internet search for Interior Design degree programs provides numerous choices for online education. However, are these online options delivering the knowledge and skills needed to best serve our clients? What do professionals think about the quality of such impersonal paths to credentials? For the purpose of this study an online education encompasses distance education, distance learning, and e-learning. This study examined the perceptions held by recent Interior Design graduates from both online and traditional degree programs as well as the perceptions of potential employers about an online Interior Design education. A volunteer group of graduates between the years of 1998 and 2006 from colleges and universities in the United States participated in the study. Participants who had earned a degree of Interior Design from an online university or programs were compared to graduates of traditional colleges and universities. 114 participants (N=114) indicated their perceptions of benefits, experience, functionality, and quality of expertise provided by the two types of programs.The times are continuously changing and technology is incorporated into what we know as modern Interior Design degree programs. The use of the Internet and computer software in modern Interior Design programs produce images andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Recent Interior Design Graduates from Two Types of Programs and the Potential Employers of Interior Designers: A Descriptive Study of Opinions Regarding Online Education|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|