Web 2.0 is also transforming our learning process. Universities can teach hundreds of thousands of students through online courses. In Edtechtimes: "How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education", the article notes the University of Phoenix enrolls over 500,000 students online! That is amazing!
Additionally, the costs of education is becoming increasingly affordable. Students are now able to search for online programs, which fit their budget, without leaving their homes to pay for room and board.
Online education is also expanding the student demographic. The article states, "over 50% of online users are 26 or older" (like me). Students are now able to access education and design their structure to suit their needs.
One of my favorite quotes is the following: "75% of public higher learning institutions have online learning in their long term plans. By 2019, it is estimated that over 50% of all classes taught will be delivered online, and many of these will be available for free." This statistic is a testament to providing affordable education to larger audience. Exciting times ahead...