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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Getting past the 'false dichotomy' in online learning | Online Learning - Education Dive

Marni Baker Stein, chief academic officer at Western Governors University, discusses a 'tension' she sees between traditional and new models of postsecondary education.

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News earlier this year that Western Governors University would not have to pay back $713 million in Title IV funds was seen as a vote of confidence for alternative instructional models in higher education...

As they do so, viewing the future of postsecondary education as one-size-fits-all can be limiting, said Western Governors Provost and Chief Academic Officer Marni Baker Stein, whose work in higher ed has spanned campus-based and online programs and institutions.

"There's so much of this black-and-white false dichotomy going on that makes it hard to have a conversation about what's really the best way for students," she said.

Source: Education Dive