Online Learning Update

November 26, 2014

Online learning key to college readiness

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Dale Bernard, Detroit News

If the current online enrollment growth rate of 6.1 percent holds steady, half of all college students will be enrolled in an online course by 2020. What does this mean in the big picture? It means that in order for high school graduates to be prepared fully for success in college in the 21st century, it would be beneficial for them to have gained experience with online learning while in primary or secondary school. This experience will ensure they are familiar and comfortable with the subtle differences between online and in-class learning. At a time when only 26 percent of high school graduates taking the ACT tests are ready for entry-level college courses in English, reading, math and science, according to ACT’s annual report, “The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014,” isn’t it on us, as educators, to provide students with as many resources and experiences as possible to promote success within our classrooms and beyond?

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