AirTalk for August 24, 2009

Goodbye classrooms?

Do students perform better with online instruction or in conventional classrooms? It might be hard to believe, but according to a new study out of SRI International, online instruction wins the better grade. This probably won’t mean computers will completely replace homerooms and blackboards, but it does suggest that online education is likely to expand exponentially in the coming years. What makes online learning better? What might we be losing by logging in to learn?

Guest:

Barbara Means, lead author of study and SRI education psychologist

Jane Patton, President, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Communication Faculty, Mission College


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