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Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 | Inside Higher Ed

Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 | Inside Higher Ed | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

"Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group.

But professors are hardly the luddites many still assume them to be. Nearly half of the 4,564 faculty members surveyed, three-quarters of whom are full-time professors, said the rise of online education excites them more than it frightens them. And while more than two-thirds of instructors said they believe that students currently learn less in online courses than they do in the classroom, other findings suggest that their estimation of online education quality stands to rise as the technology improves and more professors get firsthand experience with the medium."

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Textbook Companies Are Now Teaching College Classes

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This summer, Chad Mason signed up for online general psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This spring, Jonathan Serrano took intro to psychology online at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. Though the two undergraduates were separated by more than 600 miles, enrolled in different institutions,...
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They want our jobs..and if we don't create great uniques online experiences that are not just "plug and play" they will have them.