Using the Internet to Provide Highly Individualized Education

The Apollo Group owns the University of Phoenix, the on-line college.  They recently purchased Carnegie Learning, producer of a wide variety of math tutorials.  This article describes what’s going on.  Clearly, Phoenix will put these to good use for their students.  But why stop there?  Imagine Khan Academy’s science courses, Carnegie’s math tutorials, and equivalent offerings from other on-line education providers in all scholarly disciplines providing highly individualized education in all fields for all interested students of all ages!

Can we say “revolution?”  Sure.  The existing education establishment won’t know what hit it.  Home-schoolers will be able to easily afford excellent education hand-tailored to their interests and needs.  The high cost of school campuses will be eliminated.  The on-line marketplace will ease out poor teachers and reward excellent teachers.  And so on…and on and on…

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/09/why-you-should-root-for-college-to-go-online/244834/

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