Gina Jordan writes, "The Florida Board of Governors will enter 2013 with a priority of expanding higher education online."
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Members will meet in mid-January to talk about their options, including the creation of a public university that is online only.
“There could be no doubt that Florida is already a major contributor to the world of online learning,” Chancellor Frank Brogan said. “Now we need to organize our efforts to devise a plan that provides a maximum return on investment in the future.”
Research by the Parthenon Group found that 40% of university and college students in Florida took at least one course online in 2010-11, and students at all degree levels are enrolling in online degree programs.
A March 2011 report outlining an overview of E-Learning for the Board of Governors found those students would be armed with these 21st century skills:
- Improved technology literacy
- Effective Internet research
- Effective online communication
- Effective online collaboration
- Comfort with virtual learning and working environments
- Prepared to be life-long learners
Source: StateImpact Florida