Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: response to a Department of Education meta-analysis

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Author: Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Bailey, Thomas R.

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Columbia University. Teachers College. Community College Research Center (CCRC)


Proponents of postsecondary online education were recently buoyed by a meta-analysis sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education suggesting that, in many cases, student learning outcomes in online courses are superior to those in traditional face-to-face courses. This finding does not hold, however, for the studies included in the meta-analysis that pertain to fully online, semester-length college courses; among these studies, there is no trend in favor of the online course mode. What is more, these studies consider courses that were taken by relatively well-prepared university...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Students; Disadvantaged; Outcomes

Keywords: Online learning; Learning support; Low income group; Educationally disadvantaged; Academic achievement

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: CCRC, 2010

Physical description: 16 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Shanna Smith Jaggars and Thomas Bailey

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 105.690

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