Wednesday, Aug. 9, the New York Times published an article based on a 12 year study comprehensive study on online education at all levels (K-12, college and adult continuing education programs of all kinds) was recently published. The study encompassed 99 quantitative studies comparing online and instructor lead courses.
Conclusion - online education beats the classroom.
In the article, reporter Steve Lohr states:
"Until fairly recently, online education amounted to little more than electronic versions of the old-line correspondence courses. That has really changed with arrival of Web-based video, instant messaging and collaboration tools.
The real promise of online education, experts say, is providing learning experiences that are more tailored to individual students than is possible in classrooms. That enables more "learning by doing," which many students find more engaging and useful." The real promise of eLearning is available today
Read the full article here: http://www.interactyx.com/blog/online-education-beats-the-classroom
Jeffrey A. Roth