Citation: Jaggars, Shana Smith and Thomas Bailey. (2010 July) Effectiveness of Fully Online Courses for College Students: Response to a Department of Education Meta-Analysis. New York: Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Summary: Critiques the findings from a U.S. Department of Education meta-analysis of 2009. Finds the meta-analysis did not control for conditions and populations similar to those of traditional college settings.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) proposes changing some central computing labs into flexible-use spaces by encouraging the use of student-owned laptops and making software available to students through site licenses and software delivered over the campus network. OIT will also provide central capabilities and management services that campus departments will be able to leverage for their own labs. We anticipate these steps will free up computer lab space for departments, and reduce administrative and infrastructure costs.