Sunday, February 08, 2009

Online students learned more than peers in traditional lecture format

Kelly Reese, 18, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee freshman from Pewaukee, does work for her U-Pace psychology class. She was able to work weeks ahead of schedule on the online class.

Students in an online, self-paced version of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee introductory psychology class scored about 12% higher on the same cumulative test as their peers in a traditional lecture version of the class. The online version appeared especially helpful for disadvantaged students and those with lower grades, the study found. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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