Study Finds that Online Learning Beats the Classroom

Tyler Kennedy, 9, searches the Web at home in California. Photo: Noah Berger for The New York Times

Photo: Noah Berger for The New York Times

In a recent article posted on NYTimes.com, journalist Steve Lohr reviewed a recent study conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education. The 93-page report on online education has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”

This is very promising news for the online education community and shows the advances and strides that are being made to provide students with a quality online education. Studies such as this should help students and parents become more comfortable with taking classes online.

To read Lohr’s entire article, click here.

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~ by pinnaclepov2224 on August 20, 2009.

One Response to “Study Finds that Online Learning Beats the Classroom”

  1. As people start to experience and understand the online learning environment, they will realize that students are more accountable for their learning than in classrooms where social interaction often hides learning deficiencies. The other element that is fascinating is how younger students have adapted to the use of technology as a tool for learning. All positive signs for a bright future for online learning.

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