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Alison A. Carr-Chellman

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Chapter Nine: The New Frontier: Web-Based Education in U.S. Culture

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The New Frontier: Web-Based Education in U.S. Culture
The new frontier: Web-based education in U.S. culture
Alison A.Carr-Chellman

E-learning has become one of the hottest new training modalities in the United States. More than one third of all 4-year colleges and universities offered some form of distance education in 1997 (National Center for Education Statistics, 1997), and the offerings are on the rise. By the year 2000, more than 56% of those same institutions were offering distance education programs (National Center for Education Statistics, 2003). In 2000, more than 3 million learners were logging in for distance education opportunities (National Center for Education Statistics, 2003). The growth in Web-based education is an explosion unparalleled elsewhere in the educational enterprise (Daniel, 1996; Jones, 1997), and it is mirrored ...

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