Are you part of the revolution?

June 11, 2011 Leave a comment

More and more people are using the Internet for formal and informal education. All the classes are on-line.  You can access the classes 24/7 without any problem. You can take the classes in the comfort of your home. You can have a part-time or full-time job while you study. Your age doesn’t matter. And it’s much cheaper!

At this time, The Open University in England on-line has 250,000 students and is twice the size of the University of London.

The University of Phoenix on-line is the largest university in the US with more than 500,000 students and is 13 times the size of the University of Arizona.

There are more than 25,000 virtual courses offered in the US.

More than 3 million students are studying in the US by Internet.

Almost half of all US college students take at least one course on-line.

Half of the Internet students are more than 26 years old, opening up opportunities for more people.

The Khan Academy has 2,100 videos on the Internet using grants from the Gates Foundation and Google. The videos have been viewed more than 41 millions times.

Internet education is a $(US)43 billion industry.

With just a click, the Internet and computers are changing the way we learn. It’s a revolution, a digital revolution! No blood, no guns, no bombs. Just bytes running through computer processors and being seen on a screen. It can be vanilla text, videos, sound files or interactive programs and the doors are open to everybody.

Are you part of the revolution?

Terry Bates
Digital Publisher – English as a Second Language
Twitter: @Terry_Bates