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The Ivy League Goes Online

With online learning becoming an increasingly integral method for how schools deliver education to its students, will it eventually be possible to earn an Ivy League degree without ever gracing the hallowed halls?
With online learning becoming an increasingly integral method for how schools deliver education to its students, will it eventually be possible to earn an Ivy League degree without ever gracing the hallowed halls?

Despite the healthy dose of skepticism from traditionalist scholars, there are plenty of signs that online learning is slowly becoming integrated into the educational elite, specifically through executive and professional education offerings.

"You'll always have people who are excited by online learning and people who are cautious," explains Ann Armstrong, executive director of Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, a school within Columbia University. "The biggest concern surrounds being able to deliver the quality we are known for traditionally in the classroom over the Web."

This article, written by Paul D. Rosevear, appeared in the March 21, 2006 publication of KSAT.com

Published Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2006

The Ivy League Goes Online

With online learning becoming an increasingly integral method for how schools deliver education to its students, will it eventually be possible to earn an Ivy League degree without ever gracing the hallowed halls?

Despite the healthy dose of skepticism from traditionalist scholars, there are plenty of signs that online learning is slowly becoming integrated into the educational elite, specifically through executive and professional education offerings.

"You'll always have people who are excited by online learning and people who are cautious," explains Ann Armstrong, executive director of Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, a school within Columbia University. "The biggest concern surrounds being able to deliver the quality we are known for traditionally in the classroom over the Web."

This article, written by Paul D. Rosevear, appeared in the March 21, 2006 publication of KSAT.com

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