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To teach, train and retrain millions of people, online education is the only scalable option. To see why, read this week’s Zero In: The Education Solution.
This segment is a part in the series : Forbes Column 2009
This is a really nice article. I totally agree that online education is the only way ahead.
Just as accredition is a challenge, I feel that giving credentials to students is also a challenge. How does one deliver tests in an online scenario? Can students be given credentials by a means that does not involve traditional testing?
— Regards Parag
You may want to check out the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma for an example of innovation and leadership in public university online education – celebrating its 50th year of existence for non-traditional students next year. Over 10 years delivering fully online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees (very different from enrolling students in online education).
@Jim Very interesting… thanks
Thank you Sramana for this informative commentary. I totally agree with your points and feel online distance learning will no longer be viewed as the “black sheep” of education. Collegeplus is a great resource for people who want to get their bachelor’s degree.
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