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CC Online courses: widens achievement gap

Posted on Thursday February 28th 2013

More recent reports suggest that online courses may widen the achievement gap.   Online students are less likely to achieve a degree.  Black students, male students, younger students, and students with lower grade-point averages are most susceptible to attrition in online courses.  Skill sets of students enrolling in online courses.  Columbia University’s Community College Research Center researchers examined 500,000 courses taken by more than 40,000 community and technical-college students in Washington State.  Yet Ivy League colleges are seeing increasing enrollments in online courses.


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