PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In a recent episode on the popular TV show “Glee,” a character was insulted for having a degree from an online institution.
What probably wasn’t realized is that today, 91% of two-year colleges offer some online classes as do 60% of four-year schools. Most college presidents believe that a decade from now 50% of students will take courses online, contrasted with 10% now.
Presidents see the value of more access and reduced costs and are not as skeptical as the public, although respondents to the survey conducted by the Pew Research Center with The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that plagiarism had increased since the growth of online courses and 89% said that computers and Internet had played a role.
It is predicted that in the future colleges will have a mix of online and in-person teaching, offering students the option of taking courses on campus, the rest online and being able to hold jobs.
Reported By Dr. Marciene Mattleman, KYW Newsradio