The Trouble With Online College – NYTimes.com

March 5, 2013 at 1:41 am 1 comment

Nice to see that NYTimes is seeing the problems, too.

First, student attrition rates — around 90 percent for some huge online courses — appear to be a problem even in small-scale online courses when compared with traditional face-to-face classes. Second, courses delivered solely online may be fine for highly skilled, highly motivated people, but they are inappropriate for struggling students who make up a significant portion of college enrollment and who need close contact with instructors to succeed.

via The Trouble With Online College – NYTimes.com.

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