MyMadison: Searching for Online Courses
This tutorial will provide the process for searching for online classes.
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DoE Meta-Analysis Study on Online Learning
The DoE identified over a thousand empirical studies of online learning between 1996 and 2007. From these studies, they chose a set to subject to meta- analysis with the goal of answering 4 research questions:
1. How does the effectiveness of online learning compare with that of face-to-face instruction?
2. Does supplementing face-to-face instruction with online instruction enhance learning?
3.What practices are associated with more effective online learning?
4. What conditions influence the effectiveness of online learning?
One of the core findings is: "In recent experimental and quasi-experimental studies contrasting blends of online and face-to-face instruction with conventional face-to-face classes, blended instruction has been more effective, providing a rationale for the effort required to design and implement blended approaches."
Access to the full report at: http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf