According to Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen 50% of current colleges and universities will be bankrupt, broke or defunct out of business why? Failure to adapt to the disruptive innovation know as online learning or distance education where your education is delivered to students via internet connection transmitted to smartphones, tablets, laptops and streaming media while you are monitoring children or elderly parents students can connect and collaborate on real-world projects over the internet instead of passive classroom lectures where student sit for two to three hours listening to a lecture that provides no discernible skills. With ubiquitous wifi now found at cafes, libraries, restaurants colleges can provide mobile hotspots to students so there no excuse for students to miss class content. Some students will continue to desire the traditional college experience but that will come at a steep price. Based on my experience as an online educator I believe online education can equalize education by bringing education to students many of whom are non-traditional students managing personal obligations instead of forcing students to physically be on campus during set hours. Individual instructors who accommodate non-traditional students will increase student success and completion over the traditional instructors who require students to attend lectures or exams that can be completed from home or place of employment.
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