Online Learning Update

August 25, 2010

Will We Have the Best Courses via Online Learning in Five Years?

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

By Paul E. Peterson, Education Next

Within 10 years, half of all high school courses will be taken online, say Clay Christensen and Michael Horn. Bill Gates has now trumped that prediction with an even stronger one: within five years the best higher education will be available on the internet. I will make a further prediction: Within five years Bill Gates will recommend that high school courses be taken online, something he has so far failed to forecast or encourage. Instead, Microsoft’s top executive drew a distinction between K-12 and higher education, encouraging online learning only for higher education, as if young adults at the age of 15 and 16 are drastically different from those at age 18 and 19.

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