The Proliferation, Pitfalls, and Power of Online Education

Leah Blakey (Drury University, USA)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 189
EISBN13: 9781616922030|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-870-3.ch011
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Online education has been a growing field in higher education for the last decade, and the number of students choosing online over seated classes continues to increase. The proliferation of online programs forces one to ask, “Is online education a good thing?” The resounding answer is YES, when best practices are followed. However, even the best online programs experience challenges as they deal with institutional, student, and growth issues. These struggles, their resolutions, and the knowledge gained from them are the focus of this chapter.
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