Online Learning Studies Point to Positive Application in K-12 Schools

Overview of Online Learning Research Conducted by U.S. Department of Education

Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology, according to the recently-released report Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. Inside this report, you will discover how online programs performed based upon over 1000 research studies conducted in higher education and corporate training environments. While little research evaluated online learning in K-12 insitutions, this study does conclude that K-12 could benefit from online options. Review the study at: http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf

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