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ERIC Number: EJ903543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education
Wise, Bob
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n3 p52-58 Nov 2010
Currently, K-12 education in the United States is dealing with three major challenges: (1) global skill demands versus educational attainment; (2) the funding cliff; and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a more innovative, effective, and efficient education system. This will require a look at the nation's long-standing beliefs and practices about how best to educate students. The three looming crises have clearly led to the need for a new way of thinking about how its education system is structured. When looking to see how other sectors have adapted to the dramatic changes in the world economy, most research would focus on new technologies. In almost all aspects of life, technology is transforming the way Americans live and work. Integrating a system of efficient technology applications into an effective school model can similarly transform education and enable communities to deal with looming global challenges. The author stresses that quality online instruction together with a data-rich environment can help solve educational dilemmas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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