Online Higher Ed. Pioneer
Anaheim University Elated over U.S. Dept. of Education Report
- Anaheim, California
Online learning students outperforming on-campus students! Who
would believe it? The answer is the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education's 'Evaluation of Evidence-Based
Practices in Online Learning' released in June 2009 found definite
advantages of online education over face-to-face instruction.
According to the Department of Education study, online learning
students, on average, performed better and spent more time on
task than students studying face-to-face. The study favored online
learning in nearly every area explored, including meeting learning
In an Internet posting, Anaheim University online student Melissa
Tan concurred with the findings, saying, "The format for
the online classes allows you to interact with professors and
students from all over the world, and I find myself being more
engaged and discussing the issues more deeply than I ever have
had the chance to do in a face-to-face class."
Anaheim University's Chancellor Dr. Garnet Birch, spent the last
40 years of his career in senior positions in higher ed. administration
with a number of California's larger private universities. Dr.
Birch stated, "I'm so excited that the Department of Education
and the Secretary of Education have confirmed what we have been
aware of at Anaheim University for over a decade. If you hire
expert professors to teach online and recruit highly qualified
students from around the world, you can expect to see results
that are not only equal to what you might find in a regional on-campus
based program, but superior. America needs a 21st Century approach
towards higher education that matches the lifestyles of young
homemakers, teachers and business people who are pursuing their
education while working and fulfilling their family responsibilities
at the same time. We are ecstatic to see that the U.S. Dept. of
Education has found that online education is every bit as effective
as on-campus education. We have seen first-hand our graduates
out-perform their peers in the workplace and this report is in
line with what we have experienced."
Department of Education Report
About Anaheim University
Anaheim University is a nationally accredited online
institution of higher learning headquartered in Anaheim, California.
The University offers online Masters and Certificate programs
in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), online
MBA programs and Online Certificate, Diploma and MBA (Online Green
MBA) programs in Sustainable Management.