The Digital Revolution and Higher Education – The value of online learning

Over the last decade, online course enrollment at US colleges and universities has grown at a faster rate than overall education enrollment.To reach its findings on the value of online learning, this report has sourced a pair of Pew Research Centre surveys conducted in the US in early 2011. Among the findings is the prediction that in ten years most students will take university classes online, and that more than half of the textbooks used by undergraduate students will be entirely digital. The contribution of the internet to plagiarism is discussed, with most college/university staff interviewed believing that plagiarism has increased in the last ten years.

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