Higher Education and Accrediting Online Courses
Traditional higher education is not meeting the needs of employers. For example, a survey by the data provider PayScale and the executive development firm Future Workplace found that 87 percent of graduates feel they are ready for the workforce, but only 50 percent of mangers feel recent graduates are prepared for a full-time job. Fortunately, technology is allowing a growing number of students to attend online, and competition has the potential to lower costs and provide increased flexibility—even at traditional institutions. Eventually, accredited online learning will revolutionize the quality of higher education and increase its productivity.