Adults and the Higher Education Experience (Part 1)

The following is the first of a two-part email Q&A with Melora Sundt, executive vice dean and clinical education professor at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Online education is regularly seen as the ideal option for adults looking to return to higher education; it’s flexible to their schedules and is — at a minimum — of a similar quality to face-to-face programming. A point up for debate, though, is whether the campus experience can add value…

Stats & Quotes

Percentage of online education industry market share controlled by just 3 percent of education providers, according to Eduventures.

"It’s not just the government anymore.”
~ JOHN EBERSOLE, president of Excelsior College, said foundations are starting to play a larger role in influencing change in higher education and are demanding more oversight of resource-allocation across the industry.

“Public universities can’t do it on their own — strong partnerships are critical.”
~ DANIEL PIANKO, a managing director at University Ventures, said public universities must aggressively pursue corporate partnerships in order to grow their businesses and transition to a sustainable economic model.

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