Rethinking higher education: E-campus, no degree

The future of e-learning “unlimited”

FILE – Students walk around the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis. (CAIN)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – The pandemic has accelerated existing trends in higher education. Before the coronavirus disrupted everything, there was a 9-year consecutive decline in undergraduate admissions.

There are a number of factors. The student debt crisis has not helped as students question the value of the school with rising costs. During this time, the path to a skills program such as a technical college has become more valuable.

Two of Oregon’s largest universities are reporting modest growth in enrollment this academic year.

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Oregon has the most students in the state – 34,108. more than last year by 748 students (2.2%).

This is Fr. mixed bag at Oregon State University. They did not have such growth, but this year they have 500 more students than in the past. However, they have seen that their enrollment numbers have been steadily declining over the past 5 years.

John Beckenstedt, vice vice rector for enrollment management in Oregon, said they are keeping up with the times and strengthening their e-campus.

“Most of the students who live and live on our campus in Corvallis took classes on the e-campus, so it was a very convenient format for them,” he told KOIN 6 News. “The transition to online learning was not something new and different for them, so we made this transition, this slide, to complete online learning quite easily.”

The future of e-learning, he said, is limitless. People who are attached to a place can access schooling in a way they never had before. The pandemic has taught us that there are no limits to how we can adapt.

Canvas is a massive website teaching and learning support program. Many students who attended classes online used Canvas. Ryan Lufkin, their vice president of marketing structuresaid the future of education is different.

“I hope more than 300 days of lectures have passed, where there were almost no engagements between the student and the teacher,” Lufkin said. “These courses can be taught online, more flexibly, with a higher level of engagement than you would have seen otherwise.”

It also predicts more lifelong learners, people who will return to school to receive diplomas or certificates to reinforce their skills.

Some employers are already waiving the 4-year requirement. Google offers certain positions that will teach you to work internally as a coder for a company – without getting a bachelor’s degree.

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