Online Learning Update

September 28, 2011

More UK students considering online learning to avoid higher tuition fees from Universities

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by the Interactive Design Institute

The Government’s decision to allow universities in the UK to set their own levels of course fees has had an unexpected knock on effect for providers of distance learning. As the dust begins to settle on the furore surrounding many universities plans to increase course fees to the maximum level permitted, distance learning organisations look poised to cash in – literally. Established companies such as the Interactive Design Institute have remained largely unaffected by the scrabble to establish record levels of tuition fees across the UK’s higher education sector. “The cost of providing higher education courses need not be prohibitive” according to Michael Stewart, director at IDI, “Distance learning providers are able to deliver many of the same courses and online degrees with the same high levels of student support but at a fraction of the cost”.

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