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ERIC Number: EJ1000655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Emerging Open Online Distance Education Environment
Schroeder, Raymond
Continuing Higher Education Review, v76 p90-99 Fall 2012
A revolution of sorts is underway in providing open access to rich resources, actual courses, and even entire degrees online. This revolution is fueled by the combination of a bubble in tuition rates, lingering effects of the recession, monumental student debt exceeding one trillion dollars in the United States, development of increasingly sophisticated online and mobile technologies at shrinking cost, and the near-ubiquity of access to the Internet through fixed and mobile services. Recognizing these factors, entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors have launched a broad spectrum of opportunities for learners, from short video tutorials such as are the hallmark of the Khan Academy to certificate programs from recognized providers such as the Harvard University/MIT joint initiative edX, to entire open online colleges such as the University of the People.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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