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Online Learning in Postsecondary Education: A Review of the Empirical Literature (2013–2014)

Courses that incorporate online learning are increasingly a fact of life for American college and university students. The share of postsecondary students in the United States who took at least one online course has increased every year for the past decade— to a high of 34% in the fall semester of 2012. Even as the prevalence of online learning continues to grow, however, there remains a dearth of rigorous research done on the learning outcomes associated with online and hybrid learning.

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Last Updated: June 17, 2015