Monday, July 31, 2017

Are schools overpaying for online learning? - Pat Donachie, Education Dive

A research project from Arizona State University's EdPlus Action Lab is seeking to consider whether schools are overpaying for the online learning they offer, and whether the sustainability of online courses in higher ed could be better assured if those courses were scaled, according to Campus Technology. Though the research report is not yet finalized, principle researcher Lou Pugliese shared some initial findings, including a drastic change in the definition of who learns online to include a far more diverse student population than the conventional four-year undergraduate student earning a degree. Pugliese stressed that it is important for colleges and universities is to consider moving from a decentralized to a centralized approach for digital learning operating models, noting there is more quality control and a greater opportunity for strong professional development, which will help to cut costs over time. http://www.educationdive.com/news/are-schools-overpaying-for-online-learning/447521/

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