Online Learning is a Requirement for Higher Education
There are lots more students accessing higher education. Online learning is no longer an add-on, but an essential requirement for students. Some commentary sees this as a bad thing. The question is, why would it be bad that people become more educated. There is no downside, in my view. The growth of access to higher education is one of the world’s great achievements, and not something to be taken for granted. While some fear the loss of educational standards, the growth of accessibility and affordability will create more opportunities for learning, sharing, and growing.
Even for those experiencing loss, it is impossible to wind back the clock. These growth trends will occur whether or not big institutions can adapt of not. Others focused on providing greater access will do well.