Fueled by changing demographics, online education is quickly becoming what some experts describe as “disruptive innovation.”
That is, it “will change the way we think about higher education,” said Dr. Philip DiSalvio, dean of University College at the University of Massachusetts Boston, an expert on online education trends.
DiSalvio described disruptive innovation as something that “changes the face of an industry.” For example, cellphones replacing land lines and pay phones.
According to DiSalvio, by 2016, 25 million college students will be taking some of their classes online.
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