From Education Drive – Both the new data regarding online course  and increased student enrollment at universities are strong signs of online education’s growing influence. There’s hope that online education will solve some of higher education’s big entrenched problems of high costs, limited access and sagging degree completion.

But for now, however, facts-on-ground suggest that the promise of online education has far to go before it can become reality. Recent research by the The Brookings Institution and Stanford University researchers found that many students enrolled in online programs “performed worse” than students in face-to-face courses. A Brookings report stated that in their current design, online courses are difficult, especially for the students who are the least prepared.

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