A new study indicated that online students perform as well as their regular classroom counterparts. A University of Nebraska study in US examined perceptions and performance of students' in three undergraduate science courses having both online and classroom versions. It was reported that online students did not feel a sense of cohesion, community spirit, trust or interaction, elements that have been shown to foster effective classroom learning.
It was also mentioned that performance of the online and the in-person peers of a particular grade were equivalent to the regular counterparts, in The Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education. Researchers assembled the data from a survey of more than 250 students enrolled in three different entry-level science courses at a large Midwestern public university. The same instructors taught both versions of each of the courses, according to a Nebraska statement.