Online Learning Effectiveness Research

Sloan Consortium Website

Read a summary of this online learning effectiveness study, or go directly to the link (above) for complete details of this study.


The Sloan Consortium is dedicated to helping learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.


This site contains a summary of the 4th annual Sloan workshop on quality online education. The five elements of “asynchronous learning network” quality include: learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, access, faculty satisfaction, and student satisfaction. Presentations from participants demonstrate the latest research that provides evidence of excellence.

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