Research: Not all students benefit from virtual instruction

09/13/2010 | eCampus News (free registration)

Online learning might harm the achievement of some students, including "males, Hispanics and low-performing students," according to recent research by the National Bureau of Economic Research that studied achievement among college students. "At the least, our findings indicate that much more experimentation is necessary before one can credibly declare that online education is [a] peer to traditional live classroom instruction, let alone superior to live instruction," researchers said.

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