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Enrollments for fully online education increased by an average of 12 -14 percent annually between2004-09, compared with an average of approximately 2 per cent increase per year in enrollments overall. 3.5 million students participated in learning on-line at higher education institutions in the United States in 2006. Almost a quarter of all students in post-secondary education were taking fully courses online two years later. 44 percent of postsecondary students in the United States were taking some or all of their courses online in 2009, this figure is projected to rise to eighty-one percent by 2014. 6.7 million students enrolled in at least one online course during the fall of 2011 term. Over 2/3 of chief academic officers believe that online learning is critical for their institution. The Sloan Report that is based on a poll of academic leaders indicated that the students are as satisfied with classes online as with traditional ones.

    Only about half of non-profit private schools offer online classes although a large proportion of for-profit higher education institutions now do so. Private institutions may become more involved with presentations online as the costs decrease. Properly trained staff must also be hired to work with online students. All the members of the staff need to understand the content area and also be highly trained in the use of both the computer and Internet. Education online is rapidly increasing and doctoral programs online have even developed at leading research universities. Such programs as Massive open online courses have significantly expanded, although they may have limitations that preclude them from fully replacing college education. Stanford and Princeton University offer such classes that are to a global audience, but not for college credit. University-level programs offer wide range of disciplines at no charge. Such private organizations as Udacity offer also classes with free computer science classes with over 3 900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. There already is at least one countersteam to massive open online courses. Distributed Open Collaborative course challenges the role of the hierarchy, instructor, the role of massiveness and the role of money. This course recognizes that the pursuit of knowledge may be achieved better by not using of centralized singular syllabus, that expertise is distributed throughout all the participants in a learning activity and does not just reside with one or two individuals.

    An online-enrollment platform in online education is Coursera. It is now offering education for millions of people around the world. A certification is consigned by Coursera for all the students who are able to complete an adequate performance in the course. Free courses online are administered by such website-fields like medicine, networks, computer science and social sciences are accessibly offered to pursuing students. The lectures are recorded into series of short videos that discuss different assignments and topics in a weekly basis. The virtual curriculum complement the curriculum taught in the traditional education setting by providing equality for all the students, despite disability, geographical location and socioeconomic status.

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