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Online learning works!

panosOnline learning, e-learning, distant learning -  no matter what’s the name, it is here to stay. Internet has influenced every aspect of our lives and activities and more people discover every day the strengths and usefulness of online learning.

However there is still skepticism and reluctance to fully accept online learning as a valid teaching method that can have the same or even better results as traditional face-to-face teaching.

At Myngle we strive to create this new world where learning is not hindered by physical boundaries and is tailored to the student’s needs and wishes! We believe that online learning will soon explode and therefore we are very happy when we come across articles that show exactly how powerful and important e-learning is.

On Workplace Learning Today I came across an “Evaluation of Evidence-Based Pracises in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies” from the U.S Department of Education.

The findings of the research are very interesting:

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

While contrasting combined teaching of online and face-to-face with entirely face-to-face teaching, the results where that combined teaching was more effective and that implementing online material has a positive effect on the students and improves the learning experience.

The overall finding … is that classes with online learning (whether taught completely online or blended) on average produce stronger student learning outcomes than do classes with solely face-to-face instruction

A learning revolution is happening now and Myngle is very proud to be part of it! Let’s create together a new way to learn. Let’s myngle!

Panos

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4 Comments on “Online learning works!”

  1. KirstenWinkler Says:

    Hi Panos,

    I am afraid you are mixing two different things. Myngle is only offering face-to-face teaching. It does not matter if it is on the internet or at a table.

    What this study is talking about are courses a student takes online with interactive exercises and self correcting tests etc.

    Two different worlds ;). The definition can be found on page 9.

  2. Panos Says:

    Hello Kirsten,

    Thank you for you comments. I would like to clarify some things.
    The study talks about:

    1. How does the effectiveness of online learning compare with that of face-to-face instruction.

    2.Does supplementing face-to-face instruction with online instruction enhance learning?

    3.What practices are associated with more effective online learning?

    4.What conditions influence the effectiveness of online learning?

    Face-to-face here refers to conventional classroom teaching.
    You are absolutely correct; the definition on page 9 of online learning excludes video-conference.

    However, the research does not deny the system of online face-to-face teaching. It focuses on the superiority of online and particularly blended teaching compared to traditional teaching.
    If it denies something is the traditional classroom teaching.
    We believe that despite the fact that this research does not take into consideration video conference, it is a testimonial to the success of online teaching and the rising trend.

    I think there is still a lot of suspicion on the effectiveness of online learning and any article that can change this preconception is welcomed and will have a positive result on the long run.

    What do you think? Please be free to comment any of your thoughts and ideas!

  3. KirstenWinkler Says:

    Hi Panos,

    really a great report and the answer is in my blog ;).

  4. Celina Macaisa Says:

    You are right about calling it a learning revolution! Thankfully software companies right now are also paying attention to enhancing the education experience and not just focusing on mobile or entertainment apps.

    In case you are not aware of MySpeed yet, I want to share with you this productivity tool because it enables students to slow down video lectures or speed them up according to what would make them more easily comprehend the subject. Moreover, teachers would be more at ease to just give their lectures naturally, because each student can actually slow down or speed up his lecture on their own.

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