Pedagogy and Professional Development

Student and faculty perceptions of online clothing and textile courses

  • Genna Reeves-DeArmond (Kansas State University)
  • Jennifer Mower (Centraql Michigan University)
  • Keith Nishida (Woodbury University)


An exploratory evaluation of ITAA proceedings from the past five years indicates that there have been limited studies regarding practices and assignments in online clothing and textile (CT) courses. It is important to continue assessment of online education in the CT discipline because the most recent “Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States” report indicates that 31.1% of college students are enrolled in an online course with a 10% or more increase in enrollment each year since 2002 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). The purpose of this research was to obtain perceptions and evaluations regarding CT online courses. In so doing, the current status of online education in this discipline can be assessed and potentially improved.

How to Cite:

Reeves-DeArmond, G., Mower, J. & Nishida, K., (2015) “Student and faculty perceptions of online clothing and textile courses”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 72(1).

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Published on
12 Nov 2015
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