New Research Finds That Mix of In-Person and Distance Learning Cuts Absenteeism by 50 Percent

New Research Finds That Mix of In-Person and Distance Learning Cuts Absenteeism by 50 Percent

HERNDON, Va. – August 13, 2019 – Today, Indiana University and Pexip, a leading provider of video conferencing and collaboration solutions, released new findings on the impact of remote attendance programs that combine traditional and distance education using collaboration technology. The study found that this blended approach can produce tangible benefits such as cutting absenteeism by 50 percent and increasing student satisfaction.

“Remote attendance in traditional classes is technologically feasible, economically practical, and academically valuable,” said Harry Vasilopoulos, Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University. “These programs offer a more convenient class option for students, while the combination with in-person attendance supports the interactivity that is crucial to a strong learning culture. It’s these types of experiences that help maintain a higher long-term attendance rate and improved student performance and satisfaction.”

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