"Students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction." and "Instruction combining online and face-to-face elements had a larger advantage relative to purely face-to-face instruction than did purely online instruction." 
These were the conclusions of a U.S. Department of Education Meta-Analysis on the relative benefit of online and blended learning. Read the report >
Blended learning affords students more than just flexibility in their schedules, it helps different types of learners assimilate to course material and engage with student peers better. It also allows for one-to-one correspondence with faculty outside of traditional office hours, or in the classroom where anxieties of embarrassment tend to suppress interaction.
By utilizing Blackboard solutions academic leaders can improve the student experience and promote greater achievement. While students can get flexibility and helps different types of learners, faculty benefit from the efficiency afforded tools created to save educators time.
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 2009 Department of Education Meta-Analysis That Shows Blended Learning Yields the Best Learning Outcomes
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