The Traditional “Education” Model is Waning

Interest in online learning is growing rapidly, while interest in traditional education is waning. From 2012 to 2013, distance education enrollment rose 1.8 percent, compared with a drop of 4% in overall higher education enrollment, according to the US Department of Education.

About one-eighth of students take all their higher education courses at a distance (online or through video, satellite or correspondence work), while another eighth take at least some classes at a distance, according to Russell Poulin, director, policy and analysis for the Eastern Interstate Comission for Higher Education Cooperative for Educational Technologies, a Boulder, CO, based organizations that focuses on best practices and technology for distance learning.

Source: HR Magazine, May 2015