Education for Everyone: Expanding Opportunities through Distance Education

By Rebecca Clothey.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Online learning has experienced exponential growth internationally and is the fastest growing market segment of adult education. The growth of online education is a result of the combined factors of increased student demand for higher education, the reduction of geographic barriers, an increase in the number of Internet users, and institutional drive for profit. This paper will examine the opportunities, benefits, and challenges created by online learning.

Keywords: Global Education Economics, Knowledge Societies, Teacher Education, e-learning, Distance Education, Online Education, Education of Women, Learner-centered Technologies, Higher Education

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.81-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 534.940KB).

Dr. Rebecca Clothey

Director of Higher Education Program, School of Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Rebecca Clothey is the Director of the Master’s degree in Higher Education program, a fully online degree program offered at Drexel University, School of Education, in Philadelphia, USA. She is an international educator who has lived and worked on three different continents. She currently teaches online and occasionally telecommunicates from across an ocean. Dr. Clothey speaks frequently at international conferences on the topic of distance education. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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