‘Not Yet Sold’ On Online Education

Career College Central summary:

  • Many community college students remain skeptical about the value of online learning, according to Not Yet Sold, a new Public Agenda report. Forty-two percent said they’d learned less from online courses than from traditional courses. Thirty-eight percent think online classes are harder to pass than in-person ones. Only 18 percent say they’re easier.
  • Employers also are skeptical: 56 percent prefer to hire people with traditional college degrees.
  • Community colleges are adding online courses rapidly. Nearly half of students surveyed are taking at least one online course.

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