Maria Paula Cacault, Christian Hildebrand, Jeremy Laurent-Lucchetti, Michele Pellizzari 23 June 2019
In the past decades, almost all sectors of the economy have experienced enormous changes in production technologies. Education has been slow at joining this trend but the so-called educational technology industry is now booming with an ever-evolving offer of e-learning platforms, distance learning tools, and massive open online courses or MOOCs. Given the enormous increase in the demand for higher education around the world, distance learning technologies are attracting special attention in this area. However, credible evidence about their effects on students’ outcomes is scarce (Escueta et al. 2017, US Department of Education 2010).
The few existing