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ERIC Number: ED530158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-13
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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Can Online Learning Reproduce the Full College Experience? Center for Policy Innovation Discussion Paper. Number 3
McKeown, Karen D.
Heritage Foundation
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks, but the evidence disputes much of that criticism, especially for certain groups of students. Indeed, some aspects of online education may provide a better experience than a traditional brick-and-mortar college for some students. (Contains 49 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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