Online Versus Traditional Education

If you were to look at the educational landscape only 15 to 20 years ago then it would look a lot different than it does today.

Students of all ages are now using technology in a variety of creative ways that supplement their coursework.

It isn’t uncommon to see school learning management systems, flipped classrooms, online testing, mandatory online forum participation, badges & gamification, online assignments, and other digital components.

In fact, these strategies are so common today that one might say they are now part of the ‘traditional’ education model.

The creation and ascension of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has helped to further the adoption of online courses. As reputable universities joined programs like Coursera there was a flood of learners eager to sign-up for the courses being offered.

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