Online Learning Update

August 23, 2010

Distance learning on the rise; Online courses, iTunes lectures

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Zack Whittaker, ZD Net

With online content, lectures free on iTunes and web communication tools for lecturer and peer support, distance/part-time degree courses are on the rise and are more attractive to today’s youth. Younger students taking distance learning courses, often part-time to enable them to attain employment and earn money as they study, are on the increase according to the BBC. The Open University noted a 34% rise in applicants, the same institution which reached a record breaking 20 million downloads on iTunes earlier this year with its open lectures and academic podcasts.

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