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Reasons State Universitites Should Consider Expanding Online EducationOct 06, 2011
Inside Higher Ed – Former governors Jeb Bush (R-Florida) and Jim Hunt (D-North Carolina) examine reasons why state universities might want to expand the number of online classes they offer or finding better ways to utilize this new educational resource. Their reasons include reducing university operating costs, lowering tuition, reaching traditionally underserved students and meeting the demanding schedules of today’s college undergraduates. They cite studies on the effectiveness of online courses and job performance from the US Department of Education and United States University, to bolster their argument. For more, read New Higher Education Model.