Studies of Effectiveness of Learning Networks


The WebCenter for Learning Networks Effectiveness Research includes entries for empirical studies of Learning Networks published in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Nineteen of these studies were identified which both measure learning effectiveness for students, and compare ALN to traditional face-to-face courses on the same campus. These studies employ objective measures of student learning (e.g., grades) about as frequently as subjective measures (survey responses by students). The evidence is overwhelming that ALN tends to be as effective or more effective than traditional modes of course delivery, at the university level.