Free DP Download 18 April 2019:Distance Learning in Higher Education: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Distance Learning in Higher Education: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Maria Paula Cacault, Christian Hildebrand, Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti and Michele Pellizzari
CEPR DP No. 13666

University students use live streaming of their lectures only when random events make class attendance too costly. Indeed, offering live streaming reduces attendance only mildly. This is one of the findings of a randomised experiment in a public Swiss university by Michele Pellizzari and colleagues.

The CEPR study also reveals that attending lectures via live streaming lowers achievement for low-ability students and increases achievement for high-ability students. 

Distance Learning in Higher Education: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment 
Maria Paula Cacault, Christian Hildebrand, Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti and Michele Pellizzari
 


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