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A bump in average starting salaries for English majors?

To me, it’s news when English majors see their average starting salary increase. It’s not news when engineering grads see another starting salary that’s sometimes double an English major’s.

One more humble request for e-learning experiences

I posed these questions to readers in last Thursday’s post: Did students do better online or in a classroom with the instructor, and why or why not? What kinds of classes work well online and which ones don’t?

Let’s conduct our very own unscientific survey on e-learning

A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper pokes holes in a 2009 U.S. Department of Education meta-analysis that concluded students on average perform better in “online learning conditions than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”