Excellent piece in the Guardian today about how ‘online learning’ is not ‘second class’, but how it really aids learning in the 21st century:
That’s something I share in common with my students. They aren’t unusual either. They just choose to study online because the flexibility suits them. Online higher education means students can combine education with employment – often fast-tracking their careers as a result – or fit study around family commitments.
These students don’t pursue online degrees as second best, nor are they students who have somehow been enticed away from traditional universities with promises of a better answer. They choose to study online because it simply works better for them. In most cases, it’s also a far more affordable option than a campus-based degree – and it’s clear that financial factors are increasingly driving higher education choices across the board.
Read full article.