[caption id="attachment_45681" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Classroom students scored 84.5 percent on the first exam in the economics course, and online students scored 83.3 percent."]Classroom students scored 84.5 percent on the first exam in the economics course, and online students scored 83.3 percent.[/caption]

Higher education’s embrace of online courses could hurt the performance of some groups of students, according to a study that contradicts the findings of a 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) showing that online students perform as well, or better, than their peers in face-to-face...

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