Online Learning Update

November 26, 2013

MOOCs, Norway, and the ecology of digital learning

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

by Tony Bates, Online Learning and Distance Education Resources

The most interesting presentation in this session came from Cathy Sandeen, the VP, Education Attainment and Innovation, at the American Council of Education. She reported that currently 18-24 year olds constitute less than 25% of all post-secondary students in the USA. Students aged 24-34 constitute 65% of all students now, most of whom are working at least part-time, and many of whom have children. Even more importantly, the U.S.A. participation rate in post-secondary education is now only 42%, putting it in the bottom quartile of OECD countries, whereas 20 years ago it was top. To catch up, it would need to add another one million places.

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