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ERIC Number: ED547410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Not yet Sold: What Employers and Community College Students Think about Online Education. A Taking Stock Report from Public Agenda
Public Agenda
New survey data from employers and community college students raise important questions about the state of online education today. Both groups remain skeptical about the value of this fast-spreading mode of learning. Important findings from this research include the following:(1) Most employers would prefer a job applicant with a traditional degree from an average school over one with an online degree from a top university. (2) Most community college students agree online classes require more discipline from students, but they are split on whether they teach students the same or less than in-person classes. (3) Many community college students who take online classes wish they could take fewer than they currently do. These survey findings suggest many employers and community college students are not yet convinced of the value of online education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda