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.