Most Undergrads Will Take Classes Online in 10 Years

College presidents predict big increase in education via the web
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2011 3:30 PM CDT
Online classes are gaining traction, but so is plagiarism, according to a new college survey by Pew.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Online education will be booming over the next decade, according to a new Pew survey of college presidents. Some highlights, as noted by Today's Digital Life:

  • Half of the presidents surveyed say most undergrads will take at least some classes online in 10 years, up from the current estimate of 15%.
  • 62% say more than half of textbooks will be digital in 10 years.

  • Half of the presidents say online courses offer the same value as those in a regular classroom; that's higher than the 29% of the general public that feels the same way.
  • This brave new world is apparently making plagiarism easier: Half the presidents say they've seen an increase over 10 years, and nearly all blame the Internet.

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