The Growth of Distance Learning
Distance learning used to be a cumbersome and uncertain alternative to the traditional classroom experience. However, Internet technology has made digital learning more interactive, and drastically improved the quality of these programs.
The U.S. Department of Education has been tracking enrollment in distance learning programs since 1999. Its most recent report shows a significant jump in distance learning enrollment among undergraduate students. How popular have these programs become, and what might these trends hold for the future?