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ERIC Number: EJ866290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Opportunity Knocks
Hoskins, Barbara
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v57 n2 p131-133 2009
Many people are finding themselves in the middle of a messy muddle these days. Faced with budget cuts and the challenge of extending the reach of the institution to increase enrollments, people are in the classic do-more-with-less situation. In this article, the author discusses how distance-education programs can rapidly grow with limited resources while trying to maintain a high-quality educational product. One can do so by embracing the opportunities of changes in the economy and the resulting increased interest in online programs. The first set of opportunities comes from the recent changes in the economy. The next opportunity is an interested audience of administrators, faculty members, and students. Many people have preached the benefits of a paradigm shift in teaching and learning from the traditional classroom lecture format to a more enriching collaborative model for years. Now one has the opportunity to implement the change on a broader spectrum. Since administrators, faculty members, and students are embracing online education, the author suggests that one way to manage the change and maintain the quality is to share information and resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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