Monday, June 12, 2017

Study finds students at most risk may be those least well served by online learning - Nick Roll, Inside Higher Ed

The study found that the negative associations with online courses are concentrated in lower-performing students -- the same ones who are often a key demographic for recruitment to online courses and online universities, since they might not fit in with the traditional college path. Still, the researchers weren’t calling for the end of online instruction. “On the contrary, online courses provide access to students who never would have the opportunity or inclination to take classes in person,” the report read. What needs to change, according to the report, is how these courses can provide not just access, but better learning outcomes -- especially for those who need it the most. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/12/study-questions-effectiveness-online-education-risk-students

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