Online Learning: Disrupting Higher Education Costs

Jun 1, 2015 6:23:00 PM Jessica Beidelman Online Learning

Higher education provides students with increased access to better jobs, higher pay, and diminished rates of unemployment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2014, individuals with a Bachelor's degree earned $1,101 per week, compared to weekly earnings of $668 among individuals with only a high school diploma.  

Online education could possibly hold the promise of making education available globally. Online programs provide a greater number of students around the world with low cost access to coursework. Gabriel Sanchez Zinny explores the potential of online learning to minimize costs for higher education and its impact on those individuals not typically served by institutions of higher education.

What role do you see online learning, such as the popular MOOC platform, playing in changing access to higher education? How can populations currently underserved by higher education tap into this resource?

Write to us at The Education Partners and share your thoughts. 

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