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Moving Online Education to a Leadership Position

Dr. Peter Shea from the University of Albany found that all the hoopla about online education being second class compared to on ground education was simply untrue. Concerned about the results of a limited study which found that those who engaged in online classes were less likely to finish college were based upon outlier information. He decided to conduct his own study but instead used national data to generate his results.   Generally, the greater the amount of information included in a study the higher its validity. Spending on colleges has come under increased scrutiny as budget woes have reared their ugly head. Using data from a 2009 Beginning Post Secondary Student Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, it was found that those who entered online classrooms to obtain an associate’s degree were more likely to graduate. With national graduation rates low, policy makers are concerned not only about return on investment of college in general but also future pre