Online Learning Update

July 26, 2010

Education As We Know It Is Finished: Classrooms are giving way to online learning–forever

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

by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn, Forbes

More than 70% of school districts already offer some form of online learning, and that number is growing among traditional brick-and-mortar middle and high schools. With big budget cuts looming, online learning is likely only to grow, as students increasingly look to it to for courses they want to take and credits they need for graduation. Many of the leading online learning providers have experienced sharp growth over the past few years, and that’s unlikely to slow. The adoption of online learning is much more than just a cost-saving move for school districts. It has the potential to transform schooling more broadly by allowing students access to a wide range of high-quality offerings and teachers, regardless of where they live.

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