Saturday, June 4, 2016

What Form Does Online Take in Your Institution’s Future? - Kevin Currie, Evolllution

Distance learning has been a part of education in the United States for over a century—whether it meant the individual coming to the institution or the institution going to the individual. In addition to remote/satellite campuses, there were correspondence courses delivered via US Mail, microwave courses sent dish-to-dish and then bounced off satellites, videotape/CD/DVD courses sent through overnight delivery (courtesy Federal Express), and finally—the blockbuster of them all—online/internet course delivery. Where other distance education vehicles serviced hundreds or thousands of students per year, online now serves nearly 6 million per year according to the most recent IPEDS data.

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