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The traditional classroom may not be the most effective learning environment, according to a recent report.
The report, conducted by SRI International, looked at research for the past 12 years where online and classroom performance was compared for the same courses. Most of the studies were conducted in colleges and continuing education programs.
The results: The average online student ranked in the 59th percentile, and the average classroom student ranked in the 50th percentile.
Why would students learning in an online environment score higher? Experts say it may be because online education is tailored to each student’s needs. That kind of focus isn’t generally possible in a traditional classroom setting.
Will we see more and more courses offered online as opposed to face-to-face instruction? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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