Online Learning Update

May 25, 2012

Online Learning: Is College’s Stone Age About to End?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Mark C. Taylor, Bloomberg

Excessive specialization has created a culture of expertise that has distorted higher education and had a negative impact on faculty members, students and the broader society. With online education taking off at traditional institutions, the hope is that learning breaks out of these cocoons. But as we have already discovered in the political arena, increased connectivity can create new divisions that deepen social discord. The rise of online learning may create more rifts in fields and curricula, or it may reorganize higher education for the better.

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