Experts foresee increase in remote learning amid concerns
- A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University saw 60 percent of its 1,021 respondents predicting mass adoption of online classes and customized graduation requirements, with 39 percent feeling that institutions would incorporate new technology without changing existing educational paradigms.
- Regardless of chosen scenario, the survey saw a large number of respondents expressing disdain for online courses, citing a lack of personal, face-to-face interaction and the belief that an increase in such courses would heighten socioeconomic division in education.
- Still, many respondents felt economic realities and a declining number of applicants necessitates the need for further implementation of digital learning in education.
From the article:
The college experience of 2020 will further shift from in-person lectures on brick-and-mortar campuses in favor of Web-based learning, according to a majority of technology experts, education administrators, and Internet users who responded to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University. Sixty percent of the 1,021 respondents agreed with a statement predicting that technology will have a powerful influence on education in the coming decade, foreseeing "mass adoption" of online classes, and graduation requirements customized to individual learning. ...
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