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Document Number: 10965

Examining the Effectiveness of Online Learning within a Community College System: An Instrumental Variable Approach - In this study of community college students taking online classes compared to face-to-face course delivery, online students didn't fare well in terms of persistence and grade. Authors suggest policymakers and college administrators may need to improve the quality of online learning before enacting policies that would incentivize expansion of online enrollments. (Di Xu and Shanna Smith Jaggars, Community College Research Center, April 2012)...


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