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ERIC Number: EJ945878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
The Changing Nature of Universities: Going Online
Siegle, Del
Gifted Child Today, v34 n3 p56-61 Sum 2011
The traditional model of college is changing, and universities around the country are scrambling to adapt. More students are attending classes online, studying part time, taking courses from multiple universities, and jumping in and out of colleges. Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational technology. About one third of universities estimate that by 2020 students may be taking up to 60% of their courses entirely online. Currently, most major universities offer at least some of their courses online, and many universities offer full programs online. This article shares what motivates universities to offer online courses, whether the reader should consider enrolling in an online university course, what an online course might be like, and how to judge the quality of online university courses. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A