This year's the Community College Survey of Student Engagement shows that "e-learners report higher levels of engagement, satisfaction and academic challenge than their on-campus peers." According to the author, these results are prompting calls for individual institutions to release their data. For those people who insist on publishing surveys of 30 students, not that this study is "is based on data from 260,000 randomly-selected first-year and senior students at 523 four-year institutions." This is an empirical study. Not perfect. But so much better than the 30 student study.