Camille Whitfield (University of Phoenix Online, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch014
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Distance education has been on the rise for quite some time now, and it has widened the target audience of traditional younger college students to a more diverse group. Included in the more diverse group are international students. Many international students want to pursue an American education but plan on living outside of the United States. Attending an American college was out of the question for these international students until distance learning was created. Nearly 70% of senior university administrative officials from around the world expect an increase in international students to their schools’ e-learning programs, according to a new survey, which means there is a need for understanding andragogy. The survey, conducted by Acadient, a leading developer and distributor of online education for higher education, shows that administrators expect the increase to come from students in Asia, specifically China, Malaysia, and India. The survey was sent globally to more than 300 senior university and business school administrators and members of the University Continuing Education Association (Newswire, 2004).

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