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State Universities Should Move Online More Aggressively, Report Argues

State Universities Should Move Online More Aggressively, Report Argues

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“Public universities have a long history of adapting to technological change, but they must speed up their embrace of online education — and work together to do so — to remain at the forefront of educating the citizens of their states and the country, argues a new report from two Washington research groups. “State U Online,” from the New America Foundation and Education Sector, traces the history of public universities and of online education and suggests that major public universities have been slower than other sectors — especially for-profit higher education — to incorporate digital learning into their offerings. The author, Rachel Fishman of New America, argues that the institutions are best positioned to offer a high-quality, affordable digital education that is “grounded in public values,” and offers a roadmap for doing so, including creating a clearinghouse where state institutions can “collaborate to provide an easy-to-search library of online courses and degrees,” sharing contracts for digital platforms and online support services to meet multiple institutions’ needs, and sharing credentialing beyond state borders.

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Posted on: July 18, 2013, 6:51 am Category: Uncategorized