By Richard Garrett, Chief Research Officer, Eduventures
Ron Legon, Senior Adviser for Knowledge Initiatives and Executive Director Emeritus, Quality Matters
It’s now more than 20 years since online learning came on the scene. At the outset, many skeptics questioned its quality and reliability. Online learning faced widespread resistance among faculty conditioned by centuries-old, classroom-based education and lacking in computer skills. There were substantial start-up costs, technical deficiencies, and regulatory uncertainty to overcome.