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How Different Students Adapt to Online Learning

How Different Students Adapt to Online Learning

OnlineCollege.org recently posted an interesting infographic based on research done by Columbia University’s Community College Resource Center. The study analyzed 500,000 courses taken by 40,000 students within 34 Washington State colleges.

The infographic breaks up student success by many different factors–race, age, gender, and experience going into the course. As you will see, it seems to be harder for some groups of students to adapt to the online learning environment…in fact, it claims that all participants in the study did less well in online courses than they did in traditional face-to-face courses.

Check out the infographic after the jump:

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Information on FREE Online Courses

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The California State University has provided an extensive list of free online courses on their website. Provided on this site are Open CourseWare (OCW), featuring MERLOT.org; institutions providing OCWs, such as MIT OpenCourseWare, The Open University, and UC College Prep Open Access; and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), including edX, Udacity, and Coursera. For moreRead more about Information on FREE Online Courses[…]

Thomas L. Friedman and MOOCs

Thomas L. Friedman and MOOCs

The prominent and effective uses of MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) has been both encouraging and illustrative of the wide acceptance, nationally and internationally, of integrated technology within the areas of higher education. It also presents a very promising perspective of how conventional classrooms and educational systems have welcomed and utilized these tools in creativeRead more about Thomas L. Friedman and MOOCs[…]

Canvas, Plain and Simple: What UW Bothell Faculty Need To Know To Prepare for Summer 2013

Canvas, Plain and Simple: What UW Bothell Faculty Need To Know To Prepare for Summer 2013

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