Online Learning: Challenges and Opportunities (Part One)

Rivers of Time

Recently, several colleges and universities have invited me to campus to address their administration and faculty on the challenges and opportunities of online learning today. While I can’t give away everything here (feel free to inquire about bringing me to your campus for a very fair rate!), I’d like to share some of the highlights with my readers.

Challenges:

The challenges of online learning are myriad. While this list is far from exhaustive, I think they are representative. The number one challenge in online learning is overcoming skepticism.

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The number one challenge in online learning is overcoming skepticism– from basically everyone. We are all aware of the public’s skeptical views on the quality of education student’s receive in online programs. While largely the result of poorly conceived efforts of for-profit early adaptors (like the University of Pheonix), the public still treats all digital learning with a wary eye. And rightly so…

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