The information age has been revolutionizing many aspects of our lives. As Katherine Mangu-Ward wrote in a recent Washington Post piece, “Since the Internet hit the big time in the mid-1990s, Amazon and eBay have changed the way we shop, Google has revolutionized the way we find information, Facebook has superseded other ways to keep track of friends and iTunes has altered how we consume music." It was only a matter of time before the internet impacted education, and today online learning is taking the world by storm.
From 2008 to 2009 online college enrollments grew by 17%, while overall higher education enrollments grew by only 1.2%. This trend has been consistent for seven years. The number of students taking high school courses online at sites like Brigham Young University and Keystone National High School also appears to be growing rapidly.
The internet is making learning accessible like never before. It also makes it cheaper by eliminating the high overhead associated with traditional “brick-and-mortar” institutions.
Online learning is a powerful, convenient, flexible, affordable alternative to traditional education, but learning on your own can be difficult. Though some online learning providers offer personal assistance, face-to-face instruction has special power and will always be a key ingredient in the world of education. Sometimes there is no substitute for a mentor or tutor to personally help the student develop new skills, grasp new concepts, and test their understanding.
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