Solving The Equation of Online Learning

BY: ROB MANNING, OPB

The fundraiser in Portland Tuesday night drew three Oregon governors – John Kitzhaber, Ted Kulongoski, and Vic Atiyeh. But they weren’t the marquee attraction. The star of the night was Salman Khan – the creator of the world-renowned online classroom, the Khan Academy. And education officials here anticipate growth in online learning. The Oregon University System’s departing chancellor, George Pernsteiner says the state’s education goals mean adding nearly 40 percent more students over the next 12 years. “My guess is that not all of them will be served in a traditional classroom mode all the time. Darn near 10 percent of our credit hours are delivered via technology now. When you stop to think about it, that has crept by about a percentage point a year for the last several years. My suspicion is that will continue to be the case,” Pernsteiner says. That question of how online learning will evolve was the center of discussion at an education event last night, hosted by Concordia University.

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