ERIC Number: EJ918875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Will Technology Kill the Academic Calendar?
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n6 p4-7 Feb 2011
The controversial approach to online education is gaining traction at some colleges. Supporters see the self-paced model as a means to serve more students, since no one is turned away because of a full section, missed deadline, or canceled class. Others criticize go-it-alone learning as a second-rate system that leaves students in greater danger of dropping out. Regardless of criticism, the model is spreading. In this article, the author discusses how self-paced, online program is gaining traction and describes how it works.
Descriptors: School Schedules, Online Courses, Distance Education, Community Colleges, Individualized Instruction, Pacing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky