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Sleep deprived? Take your courses online.

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Online Learning – Research

Abstract

Hershner and Chervin (2014) report that seventy percent of college students suffer from sleep deprivation. The University Health Center at the University of Georgia finds that most college students get 6.0 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, or about eighty percent of what is required. Students experiencing chronic sleep deprivation are more likely to have lower grade point averages and experience increased risk of academic failure. In this study, we empirically prove that the convenience and flexibility of taking a course online completely offsets, all else constant, the impact of sleep deprivation on learning outcomes.

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Room 3

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Sleep deprived? Take your courses online.

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Hershner and Chervin (2014) report that seventy percent of college students suffer from sleep deprivation. The University Health Center at the University of Georgia finds that most college students get 6.0 to 6.9 hours of sleep per night, or about eighty percent of what is required. Students experiencing chronic sleep deprivation are more likely to have lower grade point averages and experience increased risk of academic failure. In this study, we empirically prove that the convenience and flexibility of taking a course online completely offsets, all else constant, the impact of sleep deprivation on learning outcomes.