Online Education

Online Education: More Cost Efficient?

I can’t seem to put down the topic of online education. It’s growing by leaps and bounds, but public perception (and even the opinions of those in education) is mixed.

In an earlier post I discussed an online education study conducted by Ithaka S+R. I talked about the results surrounding specific learning outcomes and the attitudes of the students towards online learning vs. traditional education.

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Online Education Study: Are Traditional Classrooms Really Better?

It’s a common belief that students who are in the traditional classroom and receive face-to-face education do better than online students. However, I recently came across a study that shows that this may no longer be the case.

The study conducted by Ithaka S+R followed the learning of two groups of students: one group who strictly attended classroom sessions and the other who took the course online plus attended a one-hour, in-person lecture per week. Read more about Online Education Study: Are Traditional Classrooms Really Better?