Monday, July 4, 2011

Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update

Among its findings, the "Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update" reports that two in five students believe online classes are an essential component to education, and that administrators' concerns about funding online courses are (slowly) fading, while concerns about evaluating quality of online courses is rising. But while the proportion of high school students who had taken an online course as of last fall tripled from the fall of 2008, from 10 to 30 percent, only about 26 percent teachers surveyed expressed interest in diving into online teaching if they hadn't already done so. The findings come from a survey of nearly 400,000 students, educators, and parents conducted last fall.
2011, Education Week,

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