Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Create a thread of at least 300 words and at least 2 replies of at least 150 words each.

Topic: Distance Learning in Higher Education

One of the issues discussed in this week’s readings is the question of how distance learning and online instruction in the past decade has transformed curriculum in higher education. As an online learner, this is an especially captivating topic for discussion this week. Recent studies have reported that there are over six million students worldwide now enrolled in distance education.

In the presentation this week The Future of Higher Education, Kevin Manning discusses that the future of higher education will be dominated by distance learning and at the heart of this process will be the cell phone. This will permit higher education to be offered in a cost-effective manner throughout the world.

Answer the following questions in your thread: Do you agree or disagree with Kevin Manning’s discussion about distance learning? Is distance learning as effective as traditional on-campus schooling? Why did you choose distance learning to pursue your current degree? From your readings this week, what relevant issues have you personally faced and what benefits have you enjoyed in pursuing your education in an online format? Feel free to include a Bible verse or link to another video to support your statement. Your thread must be at least 300 words.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfRoM21qHtE

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