Online learning cannot have its cake and eat it too

In a story about the success of online learning, North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) warns that more oversight of online learning programs is needed if its rapid growth is to continue. Meanwhile it urges administrators to make sure their online courses are equally accessible to all students.

Calling for expansion and more oversight at the same time is unrealistic. This is an era in which teachers are working two jobs just to pay for cars and apartments, so any extra expense beyond salaries must be carefully considered. Managed growth for online programs using open source technologies is the way to go.


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