Online Learning Update

March 13, 2014

Rush to Online Higher Ed Only Provides ‘Access’ to Failure

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Susan Meisenhelder, Huffington Post

The truth is simple: Access to higher education must involve more than merely an opportunity to enroll in a course. For access to be meaningful, students must have a real chance to succeed in getting a quality education. Research tells us that online courses work best for students who are academically and technologically prepared, mature and highly motivated. So the notion of expanding online remedial and introductory courses in community and state colleges and universities is not only misguided, it’s unfair. For most American students, who are increasingly diverse, low-income and unprepared for the rigors of collegiate study, a blind rush to “online everything” may, despite the promise, provide only access to failure.

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