It is no secret that today we are seeing online learning really take-off as more educational institutions buy into the benefits that these kinds of programs offer. That said, there still fence-sitters out there who are reluctant to take the plunge.
In some cases, organizations are holding out because they do not have the funds to get a proper program off the ground. This is understandable.
However, there is also a contingency out there are staying away from online learning because of some pre-conceived notions about its effectiveness. Luckily, a study done by Digital Learning Now is debunking these myths, and they even went one-step further to put these myths into a nice, easy-to-read infographic.
What I found most fascinating about their online learning study is the amount of policy that has emerged because of it. They found that in the U.S., there are many states that are adopting reforms that support digital learning. It appears that online learning is more than just a method, it is being viewed as a legitimate offering – one that is driving innovative public policy.
If you happen to be one of the organizations or educational institutions that is still on the fence with online learning, take a look at the infograpic below. There is a good chance that it addresses one of your concerns.
In five years, I wouldn’t be surprised if online learning is in nearly every classroom across the country given the advancements in technology, and the natural amount of interaction that happens between technology and today’s students on a daily basis.