New Models of Higher Education

New models of higher education refers to anything that suggests alternative or nonstandard pedagogies, business organizations, or credential types that can be considered part of postsecondary education. New models respond to the demands of interconnected global students, research-based learning outcomes, and/or cost efficiencies. The base for these new models is strongly rooted in innovative educational approaches which adapt and change quickly as technology advances.

For example, distance education changed from using postal mail for correspondence courses to fully embedded academic programs available through online education. The delivery of academic content through an Internet-based concept is now a staple in the portfolio of many institutions of higher education. Once belonging primarily to the for-profit sector in the United States, online education is now widely accepted worldwide and ...

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