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Who is Learning Online? Time to Hit Reset!

Who is Learning Online? Time to Hit Reset!

by Justin Marquis Ph.D.

“Inside Higher Ed recently ran a piece, The Online Student  which examined data from a survey published by Learning House,  which revealed some surprising facts about the demographics of online learners.  According to Steve Kolowich, the average online learner exclusively engaged in  e-learning  is, “a white,  33-year-old woman with a full-time job and a household income around $65,000  per year.”   Additionally, these women seem to be focusing almost exclusively on studying  business (25 July, 2012).  This breakdown of learner demographics is surprising and may point to a  disheartening disconnect between the assumed impetus behind e-learning and the  reality of the model.”

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Posted on: September 25, 2012, 7:46 am Category: Uncategorized

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