About Online Learning - Research

Research-ReportWe invite you to browse through the following studies and websites, which summarize the significant amount of research that has been conducted pertaining to the effectiveness of online instruction. The links below include a brief summary of the research, some examples, and an additional link to the study itself, for more information.

Researcher(s)   Study / Research Area
Brewer, Laura C.   "Is More Better? Assessing the Effectiveness of Online Learning Environments"
Oliver, R.   "Assuring the Quality of Online Education in Australian Higher Education"
Ramage, Thomas  

"The 'No Significant Difference' Phenomenon: A Literature Review"

Reuter, Ron   "Introductory Soils Online: An Effective Way to Get Online Students in the Field"
Russell, Thomas   "The No Significant Difference Phenomenon"
Sloan, Alfred P.   "Elements of Quality Online Education, Vol. 3"
Sloan Consortium   Sloan Consortium Website
Twigg, Carol   "Innovations in Online Learning: Moving Beyond No Significant Difference"
Twigg, C. & Jarmon, C.   Center for Academic Transformation
Warner, Cathy   "The Online Journey"