Online Learning Update

May 4, 2012

Online learning now essential, speakers say

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

by Hailey Moran, Daily Titan (Cal State Fullerton)

The discussion began with Keith Boyum, CSUF interim executive assistant to the president who gave an overview of online learning in the U.S., with some special reference to the CSUF campus. “This university, as every university, is embracing online learning, and we simply don’t know where it’s going to go in the future,” said Boyum. Boyum outlined the different types of education a student can receive. From traditional learning, which includes absolutely no online activity, to online learning, where 80 percent of learning is via the internet. “It is a great opportunity, we think, for enhancing learning and shedding costs … Online learning is an essential part of our future. It will grow,” Boyum said. In 2010, one-third of all students in American higher education took an online class. Currently, in spring 2012, 8,000 students at CSUF are enrolled in at least one online course, Boyum said.

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