A recent report from GetEducated.com written for the U.S. Department of Education, has concluded that Online & blended education is more effective than residential method alone.
This conclusion was reached after analyzing research studies undertaken from 1996 to 2008 that address this topic, concluding the following:
- Online education is more effective than face-to-face learning;
- Online learning combined with some face-to-face learning (blended learning) is the most effective;
- Face-to-face learning alone is the least effective method among the three types studied.
Note that these findings are specific to college-level learning as the researchers found that not enough studies exist to merit a valid comparison at the K-12 level.
The full version of this report is available here: