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Friday, March 25, 2016

Online Education: Who Can Benefit Most?

The Americans Who’d Benefit the Most from Online Education Have No Idea It Exists

Amy X. Wang | March 22, 2016

Here’s a catch-22. Americans are obsessed with lifelong learning and self-improvement, and online education makes it cheap and easy. Yet the people most familiar with digital learning are those who need it the least.
So says a new Pew Research Center report today (March 22) on personal education and technology. Surveying nearly 3,000 US adults on their learning habits during the last 12 months, Pew discovered that 74% of Americans call themselves “personal learners” and 36% “professional learners.”


Professional learners with higher levels of education or income are more likely to get training in several locales

<more at; related links and articles: (...The internet plays less of a role in lifelong learning for those with lower levels of education and income. March 22, 2016) and (Who Benefits From Online Ed? 
Black, male and academically underprepared students fare worse in online than in face-to-face courses, while outcomes for adults actually gain on traditional-age students in online settings, study suggests. February 25, 2013)>

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