As the Online Education Boom has been occurring for over a decade, the reverberations are finally being noticed by the media due to recent developments with major universities who are finally jumping-in full force and legitimizing online learning, despite years of turning-up their noses at this alternative form of education.
That we’re in a pivotal time in history cannot be denied. For those of us who have been in the trenches since the beginning and to the pioneers prior who realized the power and potential before it became popular, we are in exciting times.
That said, I still find many different views and philosophies about what online learning is and how it should be used.
Behind the scenes of this multi-billion dollar industry, I find most disturbing the business lobbyists who are writing legislation that is passed by states and impacting general education at all levels. With so much money to be made (mostly “free” taxpayer funds), the potential for abuse is considerable and I hope when the smoke from the BOOM clears, that the results is smarter, confident, competent and successful STUDENTS.
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