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ERIC Number: EJ1011796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Will Online Learning Lower the Price of College?
Casement, William
Journal of College Admission, n220 p14-18 Sum 2013
Online learning is revolutionizing the way colleges do business. Study via the Internet makes more knowledge more easily obtainable for more students than ever before. Along with expanded access to higher education, many people are optimistic about an accompanying benefit--a lower price tag. Basic economic factors make the prospect appear promising. The availability of the desired product is growing rapidly. Students no longer need to travel to a special location to obtain it. Colleges no longer need classroom space to provide it, only the amount used by computing facilities and faculty offices. Moving information from experts to learners is easy. The hope is that the core cost of higher education can be offered through technology for far less. This article discusses Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which have taken higher education by storm. This article concludes that optimism about online learning reducing the price of college is premature. So far, the charge for most virtual courses equals or exceeds the charge for traditional ones.(Contains 19 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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