Findings of a recent research conducted by the United States Education Department has found that on average, students are performing better during online courses than during traditional instructional classes. This is a welcome note for many educational institutions that are now pursuing measures to go online. The findings of the study could very well serve as a proof and a further driving force that education should now be taught in non-conventional ways.
The same study also revealed that students are more likely to perform best during ‘blended’ courses, wherein the elements of traditional and online classes are combined to facilitate learning. This of course is also welcomed by educators, especially those who are already doing the combination. The study showed that blending of online and traditional classes could be beneficial to both students and teachers. To students, they might not need to go out on several days and instead take learning into their own pace. For teachers, online teaching saves time and efforts, but the effectiveness still remains.