Myths and Realities of Online Learning

Myths and Realities of Online Learning


Synopsis: This article describes 10 of the most common myths about online education. Most of these myths are have been used to support critical, in some cases fierce, opposition to online learning. A few of these myths have been used to support overly optimistic prognoses for online learning. Beyond the hype on both sides, online learning is becoming part of the mainstream of American higher education, with the potential for some truly far-reaching positive transformations.

Published in: The Long Term View, 5(3), Spring 2002

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