Infographic: E-Learning Paints a Pretty Picture
The US Government has researched all the studies carried out on e-learning effectiveness over the past few years. We thought the report was a little on the heavy side, so for your benefit, we have made it more digestible in the form of a CDSM infographic.
So here’s the proof that e-learning kicks pass rates...
Note: A text-only version of the infographic is available below.
Enjoy, and by all means, share with your colleagues!
Sources: U.S. Department of Education
In the studies on e-learning effectiveness:
- Learner groups ranged 16 to 1,857 people.
- 5 studies had 400+ learners.
- Average learner age: 13 to 44.
- Roughly half of the learning was academic. The remainder included professional development.
- Most common subject area: Medical.
- Other subjects: computer science, teacher training, social science, mathematics, languages, science and business.
- At least 29 studies lasted more than a month.
- 50 independent effects were scrutinised.
- Of these, 11 were significantly positive for online or blended learning (using both online and face-to-face training).
Effects Boosting Learning Results
- Letting learners control their own interactions with media
- Prompting learner reflection
- Learners self-monitoring understanding
- More collaborative opportunities
- Extra learning materials
- Additional learning time*
- Online learning tends to expand time spent on learning more than face-to-face training.
2 Big Lessons
- Learners in online learning did slightly better than those with face-to-face instruction.
- Learners using blended learning out-performed those with face-to-face instruction alone.