Online Learning Effectiveness Research

Allen, I. Elaine and Seaman, Jeff (2003) "Sizing the Opportunity: the Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2002-2003"

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Summary:

“Sizing the Opportunity: the Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2002-2003.” This report, in full, was produced by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Some of the findings are: The overwhelming majority of online students come from public institutions; larger institutions are more likely to rate the learning outcomes for online courses as superior to those for face to face instruction; academic leaders anticipate that the quality of online instruction will go from “inferior” to “superior” within three years; 57% of academic leaders believe that the learning outcomes for online education are equal or superior to those of face to face instruction.

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