An increasing number of school leaders are rethinking the role of online education in supporting the 21st century community college learner. According to a recent global study commissioned by Cisco, most educators see technology as playing a larger role in student learning, including encouraging engagement and participation. While community colleges continue to pilot a range of alternative delivery models, many schools have robust programs in place to accelerate the use of online learning among their learners and on their campuses to improve the quality of education and create a supportive learning culture. These educators know the online revolution is infiltrating the physical classroom and the pace of developments is proving change is coming quicker than anyone imagined. Online higher education becoming mainstream is no longer a hypothetical future; the reality is that it has arrived and these changes create new and even better ways to engage students who may not fit the traditional “college student” mold.
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