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Community-College Students Perform Worse Online Than Face to Face

Monday, 25 July 2011
Community-College Students Perform Worse Online Than Face to Face

Ryan Brown writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education this month quotes from a new study that found community-college students enrolled in online courses fail and drop out more often than those whose coursework is classroom-based.

This study released by the Community College Research Center at the Teachers College at Columbia University followed the enrollment history of 51,000 community-college students in Washington State between 2004 and 2009 and found an eight percentage-point gap in completion rates between traditional and online courses. Read the full article here.

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