NEWER POST

Louie Palu Brings the War Home in Photographs

OLDER POST

Artscape Madness

Online Learning Teaches You More?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 12:00am

If you’re headed to college in the fall, odds are good that you’ll end up taking at least one class online. Back in 2008 — ages ago, in internet time — nearly a third of all students were enrolled in at least one course taught online.

Call me old-fashioned, but I find it hard to believe that online classes can measure up to the dynamic give-and-take of the traditional face-to-face class. But it turns out that a number of recent studies have proved me wrong. In fact, when the Department of Education looked at the hundreds of studies that have been done on online learning over the past decade and a half, they found that students in online classes actually did marginally better than those in “normal” ones.

And, of course, the number of online classes is only growing. Quite a few Baltimore-area schools offer online-only courses, and sometimes even online-only degrees.  Goucher offers a distance-learning Master’s in digital arts; Hopkins has an online Master’s in museum studies, just to name a few.

So what’s your take on online learning? Just as good as the old-fashioned way? Better? Does anything get lost in translation?

Leave a Reply



NEWER POST

Louie Palu Brings the War Home in Photographs

OLDER POST

Artscape Madness

Most Comments This Week

9

Dog Walk

Written by Lindsay Fleming

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 3:54pm

1

Baltimore, You're Being Secretly Surveilled

Written by Rachel Monroe

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 1:40pm

Recent Comments

Justin Summers
Raw Glamour: Bolton Hill Townhouse Bares Unfinished Plaster Walls

"Our home inspector said that people didn't begin keeping track of when homes were built...

Betsy Boyd
Dog Walk

"Oh, man, this piece is scary good. It satisfies like a crime show and a literary short...

Emma
Dog Walk

"What a wonderful piece!

Keisha Y Brown
I’m with Rodricks: O’Malley Needs to Get Mark Farley Grant $1M

"O'Malley need to compensate Farley for his years he lost in prison. Especially the pain...

JBD
New Building at MICA, Starbucks in Rodgers Forge, Rehab for Lion Bros. Building

"Seconding the shout-out for the National Parks' 100th birthday! We just visited Zion,...