Online Learning Update

December 3, 2017

Online learning can ease economic inequality

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

by Boston Globe Editorial

Digital learning is often seen a complement to sit-in-the-classroom colleges courses, but at a recent conference at MIT, experts convincingly portrayed innovative online offerings as a key tool for helping those of modest means move up the economic ladder.  College degrees pay off. But low-income students often face family, financial, or work constraints that keep them from pursuing higher education full-time or even on a regular nights-and-weekend basis. Citing the fact that 36 million Americans have some college but no degree, keynote speaker Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education and a former federal undersecretary of education, said the American higher education system is “leaving too many students along the side of the road.”

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/11/27/online-learning-can-ease-economic-inequality/Z4TYVHIX6GuSR7pYjEopnK/story.html

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