What Will Become Of Distant Educational Programs

by Julio Santoria

The Future Is on the Internet

Distance university seems, by all reports, to be the thing of the future. Indeed, the fame of getting educated at home – or what used to be called night school – has never been so palpable. As a matter of fact, a lot of elementary and secondary schools are getting onto the virtual education bandwagon. As reported by CNN, more than one-third of school zones dominions in the United States allow some type of web and video communication classes.

There are zero borders to the types of classes students have available to them. From the liberal arts to computer science to art and education, the web has bridged the distances between teachers and peers. The basic gain is giving students access to coursework and course schedule previously unavailable to them in certain school districts. Remote classes allow universities and students to fix scheduling conflicts, giving more flexibility to students who either have to work a portion of the day or who are involved in after-school programs.

In 2005, according to CNN, an approximated thirty-six of public school districts, or 5,500 out of 15,000 districts, had students admitted in distant learning classes. This includes students in high, middle, and elementary schools. Susan Patrick, who was in charge of the Department of Education’s Technology Office, looks a massive jump in distant education in the years to come

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