Online Education Completion Lags Behind Face-to-Face Instruction

Article Sourced from Inside Higher Ed

The University of Florida’s Institute of Higher Education found students who enroll in exclusively online degree programs were less likely to complete a degree than peers who enrolled in some face-to-face courses. But certain actions can help promote online learning success.

Recent surveys have seen a shift in opinion and understanding of online learning, with 52 percent of Americans saying online programs are equally as valuable as their on-campus counterparts, while 12 percent even believe online learning is more valuable than on-campus programs.

Three researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Higher Education published a working paper in November gauging the academic outcomes of students who learn exclusively in an online setting versus their peers who receive face-to-face instruction.

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By Georges Hatcheu
Georges Hatcheu