Online Learning Update

January 17, 2014

2014 trends – Demand, online learning, entrepreneurs and cuts

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

by Sarah King Head, University World News

Leaders at three of North America’s top universities have highlighted the need for creative solutions and adaptability across the higher education system in the light of persistent global economic uncertainty, spiralling student loan debt and crippling institutional operating costs. But they also expressed considerable optimism. The senior administrators spoke with University World News, voicing their thoughts about trends and developments for higher education in 2014. While online and alternate learning modalities have been hailed as having the potential to make higher education more accessible to more students than ever before, it is increasingly being acknowledged that they are far from being a panacea. And yet it is clear that new technologies will continue to play an important and integral part of the post-secondary learning environment in 2014.

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