July 18, 2024

Mythbusting: Who Says Online Learners Can’t Network or Build Communities?

Author: Ray Schroeder
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Anant Agarwal, Founder and CEO of edX, Professor at MIT

Here at edX, we’re experiencing an exciting and pivotal moment in the history of online education. Never has online learning been more accessible than it is today, and never has it seen such widespread adoption. On-campus degree programs cannot match the global reach, diversity of student perspectives, or variety of career experiences that learners encounter among their peers in top-tier online educational programs. Because online courses aren’t limited by geography or students’ schedule constraints, these programs can bring together far more heterogeneous groups than their traditional, campus-based counterparts could hope to attract.


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