Online Education = Better Education?

Posted by Tony Thompson

Excerpt from the NYT…

Education that includes at least some online work is more effective than classroom-only teaching, according to a major research review done for the Department of Education.

“The study’s major significance lies in demonstrating that online learning today is not just better than nothing — it actually tends to be better than conventional instruction,” said Barbara Means, the study’s lead author and an educational psychologist at SRI International.

This hardly means that we’ll be saying good-bye to classrooms. But the report does suggest that online education could be set to expand sharply over the next few years, as evidence mounts of its value.

Read the NYT article here.