Online Learning Update

May 29, 2011

Digital learning joins the race online: making adult online learning accessible for all

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

by Diana Hinds, the Guardian

Some adults relish the social aspect of joining a class when they return to learning. For many others, however, research shows that use of a computer in the comfort of their own home is much more appealing. Studying online means that they can work where and when they choose, away from the bustle and competition of the classroom. But not everyone has that choice. Would-be adult learners who do not have access to the internet are among the key targets of a national campaign, Race Online 2012 (, which hopes to inspire and support everyone in the UK to go online. The campaign is the brainchild of Martha Lane Fox, e-commerce businesswoman, who last year was appointed UK digital champion by David Cameron. “I don’t think you can be a proper citizen of our society in the future if you are not engaged online,” says Lane Fox.

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