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April 24, 2016

‘Exam factory’ schools urged to shift emphasis to online learning

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by Richard Adams, the Guardian

High-quality, low-cost online courses could be used to shift schools away from being “exam factories” and help students keep pace with the threat of automation, according to a new report by the Institute of Directors. The report argues that the internet allows schools to be more flexible and adapt learning towards “a future in which more and more work is taken over by robots or computers”. “The cost savings, convenience and flexibility that online learning offers has the potential to revolutionise education provision, but only if businesses and the education sector work together to capitalise on the potential of computer-based teaching applications to support employees in their pursuit of lifelong learning,” the report said.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/apr/18/exam-factory-schools-urged-to-shift-emphasis-to-online-learning

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