presents a repository, summary and evolving analysis of the findings of all empirical
studies of ALN. Included are studies that asked research questions, collected data
(qualitative or quantitative), reported results, and were published in a refereed
conference proceedings or journal, in the English language.
The results thus far are very favorable for ALN:
From the 15 papers in which the effectiveness of ALN was
compared to that for face-to-face classes, 2/3 reported it was more effective, and the
remainder reported "no significant difference."