Daniel Staemmler

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Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

cover final reportThe U.S. Department of Education published in May 2009 a meta-analysis and review of online learning studies. Under evaluation were empirical studies published during the years 1996 till mid of 2008.

The meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instructions.

Key findings have been nicely and straight to the point summarized by Donald Clark.

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Filed under: Education, eLearning, Evaluation,

Study about ICT impact on Education in Europe

The European Schoolnet in the framework of the European Commission’s ICT cluster has published a review of 17 studies of ICT impact on schools in Europe. The reviewed studies and surveys have been “… carried out at national, European and international level“. After the years of investment into ICT in schools this report tries to answer the question: “What does the research and evaluation tell us about the return on investment in ICT?” The review focuses on to major areas in regard of investments in schools: (1) learning outcomes and learners and (2) teaching methodologies and teachers. The findings are divided into more quantitative and qualitative based which I personally think is very useful since both of these research approaches deliver different results. For a condensed from of the research findings please refer to the pages 5 to 8 of the review.

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