Online Learning Update

March 23, 2011

Online nutrition courses on par with campus counterparts

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Jennifer Wholey, Medill Reports

There’s no difference between learning college-level materials online or in person, at least in nutrition. Knowledge acquisition and class achievement are on par with each other, whether you’re looking at a screen or a professor in the flesh, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. “Online nutrition education is a growing trend, as is all online education. It can be effective and it can be very satisfactory,” said Nancy Cohen, study author and nutrition department head at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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