Online Learning May Not Help Those Who Need Help Most | The Social Networks and the Online Learning |

"A study by Di Xu and Shanna Smith Jaggars... finds that students perform worse in online courses than they do in traditional ones... The authors looked at the results of more than 40,000 students and their results in nearly 500,000 courses and found that those enrolled in online courses were more likely to drop out or fail compared to their peers taking classes face-to-face with the instructor... Males, Black students, younger kids and those who already had lower grade-point-average had the widest gap between their performance in online courses and those taught in a typical classroom."