Cecilia Rios-Aguilar is an Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Her co-principal investigator is Regina Deil-Amen, a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. Their study is titled "Getting Connected: Harnessing the Power of Social Media Technology to Enhance Community College Student Success."
You can read more about their study at http://gettingconnectedresearch.com
Julia Kaufman is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and Sarah Ryan is a researcher in the Research, Evaluation and Policy unit at the Education Development Center. Co-authors on this research article also include Joel Greenhouse, Ruicong She and Judy Shi. Altogether, their co-authored article was published in Community College Journal of Research and Practice and is titled “The effectiveness of blended online learning courses at the community college level.”
The abstract and article can be read at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2015.1044584
The original report for this study can be read at http://www.hewlett.org/library/open-learning-initiative-courses-community-colleges-evidence-use-and-effectiveness