Yoda: Online Education Takes Big Step

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Got Crowd? BE the Force!

First step, this is.

2013 Outlook for the Growth and Demand of Online Education

by Online School

All major online colleges and universities report astounding increases in the number of students enrolling in online school certification and degree programs. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a prominent online magazine source of educational information for university administrators and faculty members, higher learning institutions have announced a nearly 25 percent increase in online enrollment over the past four years—the highest percentage recorded to date.  With an apparent shift towards online education away from traditional classroom instruction predicted to shape the educational environment of 2013, the demise of “brick and mortar” schools will inevitably be a decisive factor shaping the future of online schools and the students who attend them. As the quality of online education continues to improve and adapt to the rapidly changing technology exemplifying the digital world, students will be able to experience a stunning variety of teaching platforms capable of enhancing as well as accommodating all individual learning styles and standards.


Phi Beta Iota:  Colleges are no longer a good deal, in part because too few of them actually offer a liberal arts education in the classical sense, and most of them end up being nothing more than advanced high schools, with students leaving college as capable as our high school graduates decades ago.  Several more steps are required: education by the class/specific knowledge gap; free online education and certification; and mobile education tailored to both harness and inform cognitive surplus.  The final really big step will be the monetization of the resulting new knowledge of the five billion poor.

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