Panel: Experimental Evidence on the Impacts of Online Education

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Aztec (Convention Center)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Kenneth Couch, University of Connecticut
Panel Chairs:  Oskar Harmon, University of Connecticut
Discussants:  Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University

Online, Blended and Classroom Teaching of Economics Principles: A Randomized Experiment
Kenneth Couch, Oskar Harmon and William Alpert, University of Connecticut

Virtually Large: The Effects of Class Size in Online College Courses
Eric Bettinger, Chris Doss, Susanna Loeb and Eric Taylor, Stanford University

Does Classroom Time Matter? a Randomized Field Experiment of Hybrid and Traditional Lecture Formats in Economics
Ted Joyce, Baruch College - CUNY, Sean Crockett, Baruch College, David Jaeger, City University of New York and R. Onur Altindag, Hunter College

This panel considers evidence on the impact of online education and forms of organization within it on student learning outcomes. Online education has expanded dramatically and relatively little experimental evidence is available regarding its impacts. Will come back to complete this
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